Easy Coconut Macaroons

Christmas is filled with tons of holiday treats and recipes.  I know we make well over a handful of different cookie recipes, so sometimes it is nice to have one that is quick and easy. In fact, with only 5 ingredients and quick prep you could whip these up for those impromptu visitors in no time.

I have seen slight variations but it seems the majority of recipes can be separated into two groups:  sweetened condensed milk recipes or flour and sugar recipes. To keep this as simple as can be I am going ahead with the sweetened condensed milk.


  • 14 oz bag sweetened flaked coconut
  • 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract
    • I prefer using almond but either one or 1/2 and 1/2 will work
  • 2 extra large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Mix your mix three ingredients together in a bowl.  Separate the yolk/egg whites and whip whites with the salt until medium peaks.  Fold into your coconut mixture.

whipped egg whites coconut mix

Place onto parchment lined baking sheet by approximately 2 Tablespoons.  The cookies will not spread out nor rise so it is your preference if you like taller macaroons or smaller. Place into a 325 degree preheated oven for approximately 20-25 minutes.  They are done when you have a nice golden brown.

Let cool for a minute on baking sheet before moving to a cooling rack.

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Optional:  Dip bottoms in melted chocolate after cooled or place a cherry on top before cooking.