Coconut Macaroons – Made Easy


When I was first married I would make coconut macaroons all the time.  They are very easy to make and I always considered them a comfort food.  Over the years though I stopped making them and the only time I would eat them is when we happen to go to a restaurant that had them – which is very rare.


My kids, particularly my son, are very picky and never in a million years did I think they would like coconut macaroons.  Guess I was totally wrong – can’t make these things fast enough.

I have a daughter that loves to cook so we have been playing around with so many recipes and today I introduced her to macaroons.  It is a very easy recipe to make with only a handful of ingredients.  Prep time takes less than 5 minutes and they cook for 30 minutes.  There are other recipes out there that are much more elaborate but this is a very easy one and they are so tasty.

Seph making macaroons


So how do you make these awesome treats?  Very easily…

You will need:

1  14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk

1  14 ounce bag of sweetened shredded coconut

1  teaspoon vanilla

2  egg whites

Dash of salt

Coconut Macaroons - Easy to Prep and Pure Comfort Food
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: Coconut Macaroon
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Serves: 24 macaroons
  • 1 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 14 ounce bag of sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 egg whites
  • Dash of salt
  1. Mix the package of coconut with the can of condensed milk and vanilla. In a separate small bowl mix 2 egg whites with salt - then combine with the coconut mixture.
  2. Place a piece of parchment paper on a cookie sheet (trust me on this) and drop the mixture by the teaspoon full onto the parchment paper approximately an inch apart.
  3. Bake for 30 minutes or so on 325 degrees until they are cooked through. They will have nice brown caps.
  4. Optional: Once they are cooled you can drizzle melted chocolate on top but we like them this way.