Coconut Macaroons

by Laura on December 14, 2010

If you like coconut and you’ve never made macaroons, you must make some.  One bowl, one spoon, three ingredients—and 30 minutes from start to finish, including baking time, dishes, and wiping down the kitchen.   They are crispy at the edges where the coconut is toasty, and tender chewy on the inside.   Many macaroon recipes call for sweetened condensed milk, but I think this makes for an overly sweet cookie.  Pared down, these are pure coconut flavor.

Music for baking coconut macaroons for Christmas
A sweet, pure voice for a sweet, pure cookie: Doris Day, The Complete Christmas Collection

This recipe is part of the Cookie Baking and Candy Making Plan for Christmas 2010 (here).

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kris Jacobson December 20, 2010 at 12:15 pm

I was lucky enough to eat one of these delights. Wow. How toasty tasty.

2 Laura December 20, 2010 at 5:56 pm

Oh, Kris. You’re a dear.

3 Faye November 22, 2011 at 10:53 pm

Yesterday i was looking for a coconut macaroons recipe that doesn’t call for a condensed milk. When im about to give up, i accidentally stumbled on your site. :) )) and now i just finished baking. Hooray!! i love it! i love the texture and it has the right sweetness that im looking for. thank you very much for sharing your recipe <3 I'm sure my friend will love it too.

4 Laura November 23, 2011 at 7:33 am

I’m so glad you liked the recipe. It’s a favorite at our house, and I love it because it’s so quick to make.

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