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Easy Coconut Macaroons

These super Easy Coconut Macaroons are slightly toasted and crisp on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside. Dipped and drizzled brings another depth of flavor. These cookies are great any time of year .

Easy coconut macaroons dipped and drizzled in chocolate on a wire cooling rack

If you love coconut you have to try these classic Easy Coconut Macaroons . These cookies are super easy to make and are a true coconut lovers dream . When I was young these cookies always made an appearance at Easter and even Christmas . We love the slightly crisp and toasted flavor of the coconut on the outside , and the chewiness on the inside. Dipping these in chocolate is a bonus and can be skipped but the coconut and chocolate combination is classic . If you are looking for another cookie for Easter check out my Crumbl Carrot Cake Cookies .

This ingredients needed to make macaroons -1 bag of shredded coconut, sweetened condensed milk , eggs , vanilla , salt , coconut oil and chocolate chips

What you will need to Make Easy Coconut Macaroons

  • Shredded Sweetened Coconut- I love the Baker’s brand of coconut but you can use any brand you like
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk– This provides the sweetness and the gooiness of this cookie . In this recipe I used The Borden brand but any brand will work ,
  • Vanilla Extracts – I make my own vanilla extracts , you will see the bits of vanilla beans . Tap HERE for how I make mine .
  • Salt -This recipe is super sweet so just a little salt gives a nice contrast in flavors .
  • 2 Egg Whites – The egg whites are beaten to stiff peaks , this helps hold everything together without being heavy
  • Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips – We love the semi sweet , it is a great contrast of flavor with the super sweet coconut cookie. If you love milk chocolate you can use that instead.
  • Coconut oil– I use coconut oil to thin out chocoalte all the time . You can also you vegetable oil
  • Baking Sheets -Really good baking sheets are a great investment and will last a long time. Tap HERE for my favorite
  • Parchment Paper -Every bakes better on parchment paper and I always have it on hand . If you like silicone mats you can use this as well .
  • Cookie Scoops-I bake a tin of cookies so I love using cookie scoops for a more uniform cookie . Tap Here for my Favorite , these are the most durable scoops I have found
  • Hand Mixer– A good hand mixer is another good investment and something everyone that bakes needs. Tap Here for what I use

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Let’s make some Easy Coconut Macaroons

In a large mixing bowl the flaked coconut , sweetened condensed milk , vanillas and salt added for Easy coconut macaroons

In a large bowl add your coconut , condensed milk , vanilla and salt and mix together well. Those little black specs are the vanilla beans from my homemade vanilla extracts .

In a small bowl the two egg whites whipped to stiff peaks

In a small bowl beat together the egg whites until stiff peaks form . Using a head mixer is a must for this .

Folding stiff egg whites into the coconut mixture for coconut macaroons

Gently fold the beaten egg whites into the coconut mixture .

Mounds of easy coconut macaroons dropped on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper

Scoop the coconut mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes .

Dipping the bottoms of macaroons in melted chocolate

Once the cookies are cooled melt your chocolate and coconut oil together . Dip the bottom of the cookies in the chocolate . Place them on parchment paper or wax paper . Then drizzle the remaining chocolate over the top of the cookies .

Two Easy Coconut Macaroons on a table surrounded by loose coconut and chocolate chips

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Easy Coconut Macaroons

These super Easy Coconut Macaroons are slightly toasted and crisp on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside. Dipped and drizzled brings another depth of flavor. These cookies are great any time of year .
4.91 from 11 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 15 Large cookies
Calories

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 14 oz sweetened coconut flakes
  • 14 oz sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extracts
  • 2 egg whites beaten to stiff peaks
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil Vegetable oil can be subbed

Instructions
 

  • In a large mixing bowl combine the coconut flakes , sweetened condensed milk , salt and vanilla .
    In a large mixing bowl the flaked coconut , sweetened condensed milk , vanillas and salt added for Easy coconut macaroons
  • Mix until combined
  • In a small mixing bowl beat egg whites until stiff peaks form
    In a small bowl the two egg whites whipped to stiff peaks
  • Fold the egg whites in with the coconut mixture. Mix until combined
  • With a medium sized cookie scoop drop mounds of the coconut mixture onto a parchment lined baking sheet . I got 15 large cookies .Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 20 minutes
    Mounds of easy coconut macaroons dropped on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • Let the macaroons cool for 10 minutes and then transfer them to a cooling rack
    Coconut macaroons cooling on a wire rack
  • Once macaroons are cooled heat the chocolate and coconut oil up in a small bowl. I heated it in the microwave in 30 second intervals , stirring in between .
    Chocolate melted in a small glass bowl
  • Dip the bottom into the chocolate and then place them on parchment paper or wax paper .
    Dipping the bottoms of macaroons in melted chocolate
  • Drizzle the remaining chocolate over the top of the macaroons . Allow the chocolate to set up. Placing them in the freezer for 10 minutes speeds up the process .
    Drizzling chocolate over the tops of macaroons

Video

Notes

If you see spec from my vanilla extracts it is because I make my own and it has specs of vanilla beansĀ 
Keyword coconut macaroons, Easy Coconut Macaroons, gluten free cookies
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Frequently Ask Questions

How do I store these ?

These can be stored at room temperature in an air tight container for up 7 days

Can I freeze these Coconut Macaroons ?

Yes you can. Once these are cooled you can put these in an air tight container using wax paper to separate the layers for up to 3 months .

Are these Gluten free?

Yes nothing in this contains gluten , so these are safe to have if you can’t have gluten. As always I suggest you check if you use different brands than I have used .

Can I use a silicone baking mat instead of Parchment paper ?

Yes you can use a baking mat instead of parchment paper. Just make sure you use something , these are very sticky .

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Bernice
Bernice
1 month ago

5 stars
These macaroons bring back so many memories for me. My mom wasn’t a baker so she avoided anything that needed to rise lol. Macaroons were the only cookie she would bake and have them turn out. They still are a favourite to this day.

Vicky
Vicky
1 month ago

I absolutely love coconut and these look soooo yummy! Gonna get my kids to help me make these soon!

Alexandra
Alexandra
1 month ago

5 stars
These are the perfect sweet treat with a cup of coffee. I love how simple they are to prepare and I am a huge fan of coconut, so they’re ideal!

DKP
DKP
1 month ago

Yes – I was looking for a great coconut dessert recipe and these macaroons really hit the spot! Even my daughter loved them!

Noelle
Noelle
1 month ago

5 stars
You are so talented!! This easy coconut macaroon recipe is incredible! The step by step photos and tips are super helpful. Thanks for the recipe!

Jacqueline Debono
1 month ago

5 stars
These macaroons are super good. I love the combo of chocolate and coconut having grown up on Bounty bars!!

Molly Kumar
Molly Kumar
1 month ago

5 stars
These look so delicious and such an easy to follow recipe. we have all the ingredients at home. Will try making them soon.

Erin
Erin
1 month ago

5 stars
These macaroons came out great! We ate the whole batch in one day. šŸ˜€ My son asked me to make them again next week. I think I will!

Veronika
Veronika
1 month ago

5 stars
I always buy coconut macaroons but I finally decided to try making them at home and I’m glad I did! The flavor is so much better and there’s no bad ingredients!

Hayley
Hayley
1 month ago

5 stars
Great fan of coconut and these macaroons were simply delicious! Baking again next week to take to work for our small Easter celebrations.