Easy Peasy Macaroons

I’m continuing to try to get into the holiday spirit and be more festive. I decided what better way then to make cookies for Christmas. However, I’m a little tired of the same old chocolate chip cookies and oatmeal raisin cookies that I always make. I wanted something different. Something that was kind of a cookie but not really a cookie. I started to think about what I like to eat and what was in my pantry. I found shredded coconut that I bought for who knows what reason and then it dawned on me…why not make coconut macaroons! Luckily after digging through the cupboards I found all of the ingredients that I needed. Here is the recipe. I hope you enjoy!

Easy Peasy Coconut Macaroons
 
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Serves: 20
Ingredients
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 14 oz sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (14 oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
  2. Line your cookie sheet with parchment (If you have a silicon mat it works great. I absolutely love mine.)
  3. In a large bowl, mix the flour, shredded coconut, and salt together.
  4. Add the vanilla extract and condensed milk. (You can substitute the vanilla extract for almond extract and it tastes wonderful. You can also add half vanilla and half almond instead).
  5. Mix together until well blended.
  6. Using a small ice cream scoop, drop the dough onto the lined cookie sheet. Leave a little space in between so the cookies don’t get stuck together. They do spread just a little bit.
  7. Bake the cookies for approximately 12-15 minutes or until the coconut looks brown and toasted.
  8. Remove from oven and allow to cool for 20 minutes.
  9. Melt chocolate chips in a double boiler or in the microwave in a microwave safe dish. Drizzle melted chocolate over the macaroons. Allow the chocolate to harden and serve.
 
Notes
***The chocolate in this recipe is totally optional. If you don’t like chocolate then feel free to leave it out.

 

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16 Comments

  1. I love coconut macaroons and I can honestly say I have never even looked at a recipe for them. Imagine my surprise when I saw this and saw how easy they sound! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks! I hope you try it out! It's super easy. I would love to see how they turn out! I plan to make some for Christmas. Happy Holidays!

      -Amy

  2. Those macaroons look delicious! I love macaroons, but it's one of the few dessert items that I have never attempted. I think that needs to change!

  3. Hey, new follower from the hop. These look amazing! Looking forward to reading more of your blog. 🙂

    xo,
    Kristin
    aboutagirl.ca

  4. Ummm those looks so good! I've never thought about making them…great tutorial too. I found you on 4youwithlove where I was featured also.

  5. These look yummy and so easy to make. I'm pinning them next. Found you at 4youwithlove where I was featured too. My RAK is to follow all the blogs also. Happy Holidays.

  6. These look delicious. I gotta give them a try. By the way, I am also a knitter(self taught too) and crocheter.I found your blog thru a link u from 4youwithlove blog, where you and I were featured. I thought she had a really fantastic idea, so I am making it a point to visit those blogs she featured and pay it forward by following them. Merry Christmas

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