And do not count the calories. Thanx for yet again, another fabulous recipe. I work in a small salon and a few people are gluten free and a few can’t have dairy. Added 1/2 cup sugar in the first step and otherwise did everything the same and they came out amazing!! Thank you. Add egg whites and vanilla; mix well. I added extra 1/2 cup of condensed milk to unsweetened coconut flakes and let it soak in the milk. Dipped in melted chocolate so was not a problem! volume of milk. Sweeteners: To lower the calorie count and make a healthy coconut macaroons recipe, I use powdered monk fruit sweetener. Thanks for a great recipe!! Hi Josie, It’s worth a try — I would pour out any excess liquid and bake one batch to see if it works. Oops.. and can you use shredded coconut instead of flakes coconut or does it ruin the texture? Glad you liked them! Every single time it delivers, and one of my friends who has celiac, this is her favorite “go to” dessert. Can you tell me how approx how many minutes to get a stiff peak using an electric mixer.. thank you! (Rotate the pans from top to bottom and front to back once while baking.). They were the perfect amount of sweetness especially when I added the chocolate. What went wrong ?? Made these today with unsweetened shredded coconut and reduced sugar condensed milk as my partner does not like it too sweet but i am ver pleased with the results and i will be making them again soon! I would like to use it up. They were easy and look very elegant. But – is there a way to keep them crispy on the outside? Even last time I used the whole 2 bags with the same great results. Ideas? We will definitely be making them again. Hi! Just look for the metric/cup measures toggle on the recipe. Tried it out today, turned out to be awesome! They all said how amazing they tasted and wanted the recipe. I do love your site, lots of cooking inspiration. Did you use sweetened coconut? I was thrilled to find this recipe a couple of years ago. Made these and were told by more than one person they were the best macaroons they ever tasted. Sorry! Best macaroons ever, and the chocolate bottom puts them over the top in terms of being delicious. Also I tried converting the recipe so I could use it, 14oz of coconut would that be 440gms & the 7/8 scant cup, would that be 220ml? P.S. Enjoy! Hi Sharon, Sorry for any confusion– either fine sea salt or regular/table salt would work here. Hi, the same happened with mine, but I used unsweetened coconut. Do they need to be kept in the refrigerator or can they be kept on the counter in an airtight container? The only time the weight of a liquid equals the same number of fluid ounces is when the item has a specific gravity of 1. I might add a touch more salt next time. How many ounces of coconut to one can? Hope you enjoy! I added a bit more vanilla extract and 1/2 a teaspoon of almond extract. I know what I will be making again over the holidays. Especially for those of us who plan to triple the recipe? It was so easy to make, and it turned out really well. Should I freeze them or just wrap them up really well? I see a photo of the ingredients but I do not see the amount for each ingredient. P.S. Dampen hands with cold water. These easy-to-make cookies allow you to feel like you’ve done something special for them. Hi Jenn, Your macaroon cookie recipe looks great. Thanks so much. It looks like wax paper. Please amend your recipe to reflect the 14 oz or almost 400g of coconut is in weight. I found your site and the recipe, The recipe was simple and delicious. Can these be made in advance and frozen for 6 days? I see that I may freeze them for a month! He loves everything coconut! Be sure to use parchment paper. I had to make 3 batches at Christmas time because my first batch was eaten so fast 🙂 I brought some to a family holiday party and another family member brought coconut macaroons that were pretty different than mine and they didn’t get eaten at all lol these were a huge hit and crazy easy. Melt in your mouth good ! Hi Jacquie, While it sounds like a nice idea, I don’t think it would work well– sorry! The macaroons are simple and delicious. I’m so confused with the 14 ounce shredded coconut. Macaroons are made with coconut and egg whites. My batter was runnover though😢I used a cookie scoop and they still were perfectly formed but when I popped them in the oven they started getting runny. 14-ounce bags can be found in most grocery stores. Will definitely use recipe when I want to impress my guests. My friends preferred the chocolate ones. Anyone else have this problem? So much better than most you can buy at the bakery or in a store. Donna. The macaroons may be a little runny on the bottom if the egg whites aren’t stiff enough. 🙂 I’m using them as a blog post later today. Hey there. What is the temperature of the oven? Hi Beth, While I recommend sweetened coconut, I’ve seen in the comments that some readers have used unsweetened and have been happy with how the macaroons have turned out. I made these for Passover this year, and they were a big hit! I would also suggest to make them a bit smaller in that case. I have to make a lot! Occ. Also, did you beat the egg whites until stiff? I have a question about these: I only have unsweetened coconut at home. Amazing! I used an ice cream scoop (one with a trigger) and filled them about 3/4 full. I am planning on making my own desiccated coconut as i can’t buy the sweetened variety where I live. so so much better than the ones in the cans. Just made these based on the wonderful reviews from everyone. I need to make these and the matzo toffee one week ahead. Would that work? We haven’t found a recipe that we didn’t like. Then I chilled the mix for about 15 minutes so that it would pack together better (personal preference). Dipped in dark chocolate were delicious, a keeper!!! Thank you for another great recipe! They are even better the second and third day. I will use this recipe again. Follow the recipe, y’all. But, I add chopped toasted hazelnuts to mine. 🙂. These were excellent. I am making this non stop for family and friends. It is by far the best macaroon recipe I have ever tried (and I have tried quite a few). Your recipe calls for 14 ounces of shredded coconut. Josie, I did the same thing the first time I made them. I’m excited to make your macaroons for my wife, but I worry they are too sweet from reading the reviews? I have made these coconut macaroons so many times. I’d personally recommend using unsweetened though as the sweetened condensed milk makes them sweet enough. Tremendous recipe- just finished making a batch and dipping half in white chocolate and the other half in semi-sweet chocolate. (Wal-mart-cheap) Two bags is perfect. Wow! Hi Linda, Yes, the macaroons can be frozen. You wrote recipe needs 5 1/3C of coconut but 14 ounce is equivalent of 1.75C, NOT 5 and 1/3C. Don’t use coconut flakes; they’re just too big to make a nicely, rounded macaroon. These are fantastic, not overly sweet and with a great texture. Hope you enjoy the macaroons! I had to keep scrolling down then back up for pictures then back down for ingredients.Etc, It was not easy to follow the recipe. Preheat the oven to 325°F.Set two oven racks near the center of the oven. Yes, they are gluten-free. They were delicious. Other than that, easy and delicious recipe. They have a wonderful buttery flavor and a lovely light texture. I’d like to make these ahead of the holidays. I wanted to add some toasted almonds bits on top. Thank you. If you can, get Ghiradelli Brand milk chocolate chips as they melt well. Or could i double the recipe and use 2 cans? Could you have used evaporated milk instead of the condensed milk? I used your recipe as a base for my own coconut macaroons, making a few changes as do all of us. Add remaining ingredients and mix well with a rubber spatula or your hands. The macaroons delicious. Overall, with the racks at the top of the oven the cookies turned out for the family to enjoy. Hi, I used unsweetened coconut and replaced about 1/4 of the shredded coconut with powdered sugar; turned out great. How can I avoid this? A perfect coconut macaroon is slightly golden on the outside and soft and supple inside. Dipped the other half in dark chocolate for my hubby. I loaded up a teaspoon and pressed it to the side of the bowl to avoid any collapse as it baked. I’ve already saved the page as a favorite on my phone. This is one of the best Macaroon recipes I have ever made. It was wonderful. They were so beautiful and delicious! Make sure you beat those egg whites to a stiff peak. These are delicious! I just watched my grandmother! What is the best way to sweeten these macarons to achieve the same flavour of a sweetened coconut? I have no idea what else I will make. Skipped the chocolate dip since I didn’t have Ghirardelli chips but honestly, no one missed it. I made these today with my 4-year-old for a cookie exchange this weekend. I toasted the unsweetened coconut to bring out the flavour. Hi I made these today and followed the recipe precisely, except for dipping in chocolate. Or does the condensed milk do something to the cookies chemically, such that it can’t be substituted? Thanks for this one. If dipping the macaroons in chocolate, melt the chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl at medium power, stopping and stirring at 30 second intervals, until just smooth and creamy. Sure Dianna – I think that’d be fine. What am I missing? Thank you! I am sure they will be great. Can you tell me how much coconut flakes needed? I made these at Christmas and found them to be absolutely delicious. Thanks for the recipe. My macaroons doubled in size and were quite runny. I looked at the imperial recipe and noticed that it calls for coconut by volume instead of weight. Tastes just like Panera breads even better!!! You know they’re good when you have to swear on everything you hold dear that they are not store bought. All Rights Reserved. I made these cookies for a friend who loves coconut macaroons. Hi Suzette, I’m so sorry that the macaroons didn’t turn out for you. Trader Joe's doesn't have any but Whole Foods does. Hi Jenn, I tried it today, and everbody in the house loved it! Please let me know if this is the same. Enjoy! Sweetened shredded coconut is not readily available in the city I live in. I made multiple batches all following the directions…each turned out into a melted pile of coconut mush! Ok, I’m now a believer. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Magnificent! I made the recipe to a T today. Eat them. Entertaining a group with a person who is gluten and dairy free. Easy coconut macaroons recipe, soft and moist macaroons made with just sugar, egg white, and shredded coconut dipped in semisweet chocolate. I made these for my mother on mother’s day and she absolutely loved them! Would you recommend freezing these without dipping in the chocolate? I drizzled the chocolate over the tops instead of coating the bottoms. If you don’t have parchment paper, maybe don’t even try. Yes…I also used unsweetened coconut and they were awesome. I shall make lots of small ones as a snack and freeze some. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Planning to make it as gifts for friends. cup..The egg whites were a couple of days old but tasted fine. I’m doubling the recipie I wanted to use half unsweetened coconut, do you think it’ll come out ok if I keep the coconut in the condenced milk to rehydrate? Not too dry at all. Could you process coconut in food processor to make shredded coconut smaller? Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. ***** Great recipe – made as directed and dipped 1/2 the cookies in chocolate. Its a quick and easy recipe and the macaroons taste great!! I use to make this for my Dad for years. In a large bowl, stir together the flour, coconut and salt. Made them for a New Year’s Day party and they were a huge hit. As a mom of a type-1 diabetic, it’s so hard to find homemade recipes with this data and it’s imperative we have it. I followed the directions exactly, using the same products you used. I would use half of the salt cause I thought they were a bit in the salty side. I hope you could help me with this. I was going to being these to my kids’ teachers but now everything is ruined 🙁, Hi Michelle, sorry you found this confusing! Thank you! Form 1/2 tablespoons of mixture into a loose haystack shape, and place on prepared baking sheet. 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