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This Coconut Macaroons Recipe is so easy and makes the most chewy and delicious coconut macaroons! Made with just five ingredients, these golden brown cookies are perfect for coconut lovers!

Closeup of golden brown coconut macaroons

Coconut Macaroons have always been one of my favorite cookie recipes, especially when I need a quick and simple cookie. They are perfect for whipping together when you need to bake cookies that don’t require a lot of ingredients or time! And if you have a coconut lover in your family, this coconut macaroon recipe is just perfect!

Coconut Macaroon Recipe

I’ve always been a fan of coconut. From main dishes like my Baked Coconut Shrimp, to desserts like Coconut Cream Pie , pass me a fork and I’m happy. And like I said, coconut macaroons have always been a favorite. They are always great to serve during holidays or to share as a sweet homemade gift with friends. But when you crave a delicious, chewy and super simple cookie, these are the perfect anytime!

Glass bowl of coconut flakes with sweetened condensed milk being poured over it

How to Make Coconut Macaroons

To make these scrumptious cookies, you only need 5 ingredients.

Ingredients

Step by Step Instructions

Prep. Preheat your oven to 325º F and line your baking sheets with parchment paper and set them aside.

Mix. In a large mixing bowl, add your coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract and combine. Then in another mixing bowl, beat the egg whites and salt with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.

Add Egg Whites. Next, you will use a rubber scraper to fold the beaten egg whites into the bowl with the coconut mixture. Fold until well combined, but please be careful to not over mix.

Glass bowl with coconut mixture and fluffy beaten egg whites, on marble counter

Scoop. Gather your parchment-lined baking sheets and scoop a tablespoon of the cookie mixture onto the parchment, forming a mound with each. Repeat this process with the remaining cookie mixture, making sure to leave 1 inch between each coconut macaroon.

Bake. Then bake the macaroons in the preheated oven until the tops are golden and the cookies are set, which will be around 20 minutes. Remove them from the oven and allow to cool completely.

Serve or Store. Serve cooled cookies and enjoy. Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 7 days.

Coconut Macaroon mixture in glass bowl, marble counter

Can You Freeze the Cookies?

Yes, these macaroons are great to freeze and enjoy later!

Freezer Instructions

After they have completely cooled, store them in an airtight, freezer safe container, using parchment paper between the layers of cookies. Freeze for up to 3 months. 

Before serving, remove from freezer container and allow to thaw and come to room temperature before serving.

Easy Coconut Macaroons Recipe - These easy coconut macaroons are made with just five ingredients. Golden brown, they are light, chewy and filled with flavorful coconut! // addapinch.com

Other Delicious Coconut Recipes

From a quick search here on Add a Pinch for coconut, you’ll soon see that I love so many dishes made with this ingredient!

Here are a few of my other coconut recipes I hope you will enjoy!

Coconut Lime Waffles

Southern Coconut Cake

Coconut Dream Cookies

Ultimate Coconut Cake

Chocolate Coconut Nests (great to make with kids for Easter!) and several more favorite recipes!

Golden browned coconut macaroons on a black plate

Here’s my favorite Easy Coconut Macaroons Recipe. I hope you and the coconut lovers in your life enjoy them as much as my family does!

Coconut Macaroons Recipe

Dessert 25 mins

Easy Coconut Macaroons Recipe - These easy coconut macaroons are made with just five ingredients. Golden brown, they are light, chewy and filled with flavorful coconut! // addapinch.com
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Servings 24 Cookies
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Robyn Stone
This Coconut Macaroons Recipe is so easy and makes the most chewy and delicious coconut macaroons! Made with just five ingredients, these golden brown cookies are perfect for coconut lovers!

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 325º F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside. 
  • Add coconut, condensed milk, and vanilla extract to a large mixing bowl. 
  • In a separate mixing bowl, beat egg whites and the salt with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. 
  • Fold the beaten egg whites into the coconut mixture using a rubber scraper. Fold until well combined, but take care not to overmix.
  • Scoop a tablespoon full of the coconut mixture and place into a mound on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Leaving 1 inch between the coconut macaroons, repeat until the pans are filled. Bake in preheated oven until the tops are golden and the cookie is set, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.

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Nutritional Information

Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 33kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 41mg | Potassium: 39mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 27mg

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  1. They are called Cocadas in Mexico and the most traditional don’t have condensed milk. But I shall try this recipe 🙂

    1. Thank you for sharing, Luz. I love how different countries, and even different regions within a country, prepare foods differently! I hope you love this version. For the Cocadas version, is it basically the same just without the sweetened condensed milk?

  2. Thank you for this Passover friendly recipe! I plan to make a batch to share with gal pals the next time we get together for Mah Jongg.

    1. Yes, Jacque, these can be frozen. After they have completely cooled, store them in an airtight, freezer safe container, using parchment paper between the layers of cookies. Freeze for up to 3 months. Before serving, remove from freezer container and allow to thaw and come to room temperature before serving. For future reference, look at Freezer Instructions in the post. Hope you enjoy!