Coconut Macaroon Cookies

15 Apr

These coconut macaroons are so easy! Any time I need a last-minute dessert, I turn to this recipe. (Well, if it’s truly last-minute, then I go to the grocery store, but you know what I mean.)

C is for Cookie

They’re very simple and quick, but so delicious that your fans won’t know that you just threw it all together. These are a great dessert for a picnic or an excellent little addition to a potluck or dessert spread. I love to make them at Christmas time as ‘snowballs,’ but the coconut is so fresh that they’re equally satisfying in the middle of summer. To get even more fancy, dip the bottom half of each cookie in melted chocolate after they are completely cool. Yummm.

My only warning with this recipe? Double or even triple it. This recipe only makes 10 or 12 small cookies.

A whole plateful

Easy Coconut Macaroons  from Food.com

1 1/3 cup coconut
1/3 cup sugar
3 tablespoons flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon almond extract

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Whisk dry ingredients together. Stir in egg whites and almond extract, and mix well.

Drop from teaspoon on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 325 degrees for 15-20 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove cookies from sheet immediately after baking.

Coconut Macaroons

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8 Responses to “Coconut Macaroon Cookies”

  1. Lindsey A. April 15, 2013 at 11:49 pm #

    Oh yum! I love coconut so I’ll definitely have to try!

    • Alyson April 16, 2013 at 11:44 am #

      Absolutely! They are much tastier and fancy-looking than the little amount of work would suggest, which I think is an excellent trait for any recipe. :)

  2. Tori April 16, 2013 at 12:26 am #

    These look so yummy! Too bad my husband is allergic to coconut :( Also, I am hosting a blog hop right now, I’d love for you to stop by and link up :)

    xoxo Tori
    http://www.mythriftychic.com/2013/04/anything-everything-blog-hop-5.html

    • Alyson April 16, 2013 at 11:43 am #

      Thanks for the invitation! I just linked up. :)

      Also, allergic to coconut!? That’s horrible!

  3. Rose :: Fine Craft Guild April 16, 2013 at 11:05 am #

    Oeehhh, that looks absolutely yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing the recipe at the FineCraftGuild.com recipe linky party. Love this!

    • Alyson April 16, 2013 at 11:43 am #

      Thanks! I love all the recipes over there — thanks for hosting!

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