Coconut Macaroons

Macaroons are cookies made of shredded coconut. Don’t mix them up of macarons which are the French sandwich cookies. Macaroons are crispy on the outside and chewy inside. You can dress these cute little balls up with melted chocolate (dark or white).

Makes about 24-30
Total time = 30 minutes

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 360 g unsweetened shredded coconut
  1. Preheat oven to 325Β°F
  2. Using a stand or hand-held mixer, beat egg whites, sugar and vanilla for about 3 minutes until frothy
  3. Mix in coconut (mixture should be wet but not too sticky)
  4. With the help of a rounded spoon or an ice cream scooper,Β  shape coconut mixture into balls and place on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper
  5. Bake for about 14-15 minutes until golden brown
  6. Cool and drizzle with melted chocolate if desired

9 thoughts on “Coconut Macaroons

  1. Hannah@OutinVancouver

    I never liked coconut, like really not like it at all. But recently I got this weird urge for coconut, tried it again and it is my absolute favourite thing at the moment! Strange, eh? Anyway, I love your recipe (especially because it is with coconut), it sounds quite simple, so I think I will give it a try soon. Maybe on this rainy weekend! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing.


  2. Sean

    The world needs more of these cookies for two reasons – 1. they’re delicious (my mom made them every Christmas), and 2. people need to start calling the other cookies ‘macaron’ and not macaroons! πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing – I particularly like the chocolate drizzle. It’s a nice touch.



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