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Easy Coconut Macaroons Recipe
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Easy Coconut Macaroons

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"Sweet chewy macaroons with a chocolate topping."

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Original recipe makes 1 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    20 mins


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets and lightly dust with cornstarch.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together the coconut, sugar and cornstarch. Add the egg and salt, mix until well blended. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet.
  3. Bake for 13 to 15 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. When cool, drizzle with melted chocolate.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 11, 2007

I found these sweets quick and easy to make. They would add an old fashioned touch of elegance to any tray of goodies. I used parchment to line my cookie sheet, and had no trouble with sticking, but I slightly under-baked the first sheet and they ended up too soft. Just make sure the edges are golden and they should be fine. Also, they spread our alot! I thought I was making pretty small drops, until they came out! They were about four times larger in diameter! All in all, very, very good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 08, 2005

I tried the 1st batch as directed-and I ended up with cookies that had spread over the whole pan. The 2nd batch, I omitted the cornstarch, replaced 1/4 c of sugar with icing sugar (confectioners) and added 2tbsp of flour. Beautiful!


39 Ratings

Jun 09, 2003

I made a double batch of these. I did drizzle them with chocolate. It adds a really snazzy touch to them. My first batch I followed the directions. I found that greasing and starching the cookie sheet DID NOT work. They were difficult to remove and frustrating. The second batch I used parchment paper which worked wonderfully. Whoever invented parchment paper deserves a scratch and sniff sticker!

Sep 18, 2009

Like most others, I got coconut patties. Not sure where I went wrong, I followed the recipe.. I beat the bejesus out of the egg whites, and as soon as I added sugar (even the first spoonful) it went flat. Anyone who claims they didn't get a unicookie is simply lying. I whipped the eggs until they peaked like Mt. Everest, and then the sugar flattened them out like Kansas. This recipe is a good way to lower your self esteem.

Feb 17, 2010

Excellent! I flollowed the advice of others and replaced the cornstarch with 1/4 cup flour. They were cripsy on the outside and soft in the center. I would recomend doubling the batch because one is not nearly enough:) I made half of them with chocolate chips and coco. Mmmmm chocolate:)

Jan 16, 2008

We loved these cookies! 'Perfection'. I didn't have any trouble at all getting them off the cookie sheet like others have reported, I used just baking spray. I mixed in 1/4 C. flour instead of the small amount of cornstarch. I also did not use any chocolate, but they were great anyway!

Oct 11, 2010

I think there's something wrong with this recipe... mine turned out runny, flat, and really weird. I added a photo of how they turned out.

Feb 08, 2005

I thought these were super easy to make and tasted great. They are very sweet, but that is how i like cookies. I made a double recipe using half splenda and half sugar. My cookies did not stick to the pans, i guess that has happened to other reviewers. I did grease the pans and coat with cornstarch and they came right off with a spatula.


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  • Calories
  • 92 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.8 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 3.6 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 23 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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