One bowl and only four ingredients, these COCONUT MACAROONS are a delicious, easy cookie to whip up in no time.
EASY coconut macaroons recipe
To make these delicious coconut macaroons, start with a simple two-ingredient recipe: Sweetened condensed milk and coconut.
I add a dash of vanilla extract and salt for flavor. One bowl. Gluten-Free. Four ingredients. Perfect cookies.
Coconut macaroons are chewy on the inside and crisp on the outside.
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how to make coconut macaroons
YOU WILL NEED:
SWEETENEED COCONUT FLAKES
You'll need a 14 ounce bag of sweetened coconut. This is usually found in the baking aisle of the supermarket.
SWEETENED CONDENSED MILK
Buy a 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk. I prefer Eagle or Carnation brands. I find that store-bought brands are of a lesser quality.
Be sure to NOT use evaporated milk.
VANILLA EXTRACT AND SALT
A dash of pure vanilla extract and a pinch of salt add yummy flavor to the cookies and cut the sweetness.
The cookies will fit on two baking trays. Find great information on choosing baking trays HERE.
Line baking trays with parchment paper. I much prefer parchment paper over silpat sheets.
Cookie scoops are great for uniform-sized cookies. Here, I use a 1 ½-inch diameter cookie scoop.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MACARONS AND MACAROONS?
The difference is more than just one letter!
Traditional macaroons are made with egg whites, sugar, and sweetened coconut. Macarons are also made with egg whites and sugar, but are made with finely ground almonds.
HOW LONG CAN I KEEP MACAROONS?
Store macaroons in an air-tight container for up to a week.
WHY DID MY MACAROONS SPREAD?
Your macaroons will spread slightly as the sweetened condensed milk heats in the oven, but they should not spread significantly.
Be sure to pack the macaroon mixture in the scoop. And do not make the cookies too big.
Do not overmix the mixture.
Make sure your oven is fully pre-heated. (I also recommend a thermometer in the oven to be sure the temperature is accurate.)
TIP: If your cookies did spread, you can save them by trimming the edges with kitchen scissors.
WHAT CAN I ADD TO MACAROONS?
Coconut macaroons are delicious dipped in melted dark or semi-sweet chocolate.
Try mixing in coarsely chopped almonds.
COCONUT MACAROONS RECIPE
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