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Winter Fruit Macaroons

Coconut macaroons with sweetened condensed milk instead of egg whites are my version of a recipe my mom loved. All you do is mix, drop and bake. —Veronica Miller, Aliquippa, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    about 7 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2-1/4 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2-1/4 cups coarsely chopped dates
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 3/4 cup dried cherries
  • 3/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  • Bake until light brown, 8-10 minutes. Cool on pans 5 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container.
    Freeze option: Freeze cookies, layered between waxed paper, in freezer containers. Thaw before serving.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 86 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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  • Luegenia
    Nov 22, 2020

    These are great! Everyone loves them and they are easy to make. I agree with Beth the other person must have used regular milk. They have already been requested for our next gathering.

  • Beth
    Jan 3, 2020

    Simple and quick to make, these cookies turned out much tastier than I expected. My husband included them in our holiday cookie-baking lineup this year; he loves fruity sweets. I was concerned about the two-star rating, but suspect the other reviewer may have used milk instead of sweetened condensed milk. We followed the recipe to the letter and the resulting cookies got rave reviews from the hubby, as well as everyone else who Indulged. Yum!

  • tribefan56
    Dec 6, 2014

    I was really disappointed in these because the recipe looked so good. I mixed and measured everything exactly..... when I took the cookie tray out of the oven after 10 minutes, they were golden brown, but each cookie was sitting in a little puddle of milk. After 5 minutes of cooling, I could not scoop them off the tray with a spatula without making a gooey mess, they would not hold together. So I let them sit longer and still did not have any more success. I did use parchment paper on the trays. Maybe if I try them again I will use 3/4 of the milk called for.