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Coconut Macaroons

These traditional Passover sweets are crunchy on the outside, moist and chewy inside.

  • prep: 5 mins
    total time: 35 mins
  • yield: Makes 30

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Ingredients

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (14 ounces) sweetened flaked coconut (5 1/3 cups)

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper (or coat generously with nonstick cooking spray).

  2. Step 2

    In a large bowl, whisk together egg whites, sugar, and salt until frothy. With a fork, stir in coconut until moistened.

  3. Step 3

    Drop mixture by packed level tablespoons onto prepared sheet (cookies will not spread). Bake until lightly golden, 25 to 30 minutes.

Source
Everyday Food, April 2004

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Reviews (19)

  • augustodibo 24 Mar, 2014

    Very good, delicious, super easy!

  • chaos 22 Feb, 2014

    Amazing and fast. Crisp outside with chewy inside. Perfect.

  • Barbara Brauss 21 Apr, 2013

    this is one of the most simple recipes on the earth and will garner you such a huge bang for your buck. they turn out perfect every time and they are quick to make. Everyone loves them and they make you look a real baker!!!!

  • Sandra Phelps 16 Mar, 2013

    I really love this recipe. It is simple and easy. I used a round tbsp measuring spoon to form the macaroons, and they come out crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. I took a double batch to a church function and they disappeared.

  • judysl8 12 Mar, 2013

    Excellent recipe! I used a cookie scoop and packed the "dough" down. Baked at 24 minutes. Beautiful!

  • Mommyofabc 21 Dec, 2012

    This recipe is really not good. I baked two macaroons first before the rest because the baking time seemed way too long. They were burned to a crisp at 25 minutes. I lowered the time to 12 minutes and they were not burned, but just crispy and dry. Glance at any other recipe for macaroons and you will see the proportions for ingredients are clearly wrong on this recipe. Maybe this review will save you from wasting 5 1/3 cups of organic flaked coconut, but I sure wish I hadn't wasted mine.

  • Mommyofabc 21 Dec, 2012

    This recipe is really not good. I baked two macaroons first before the rest because the baking time seemed way too long. They were burned to a crisp at 25 minutes. I lowered the time to 12 minutes and they were not burned, but just crispy and dry. Glance at any other recipe for macaroons and you will see the proportions for ingredients are clearly wrong on this recipe. Maybe this review will save you from wasting 5 1/3 cups of organic flaked coconut, but I sure wish I hadn't wasted mine.

  • Beagle Mom 15 Dec, 2012

    The recipe states to bake for 25-30 minutes. No way! Glad I knew better. Bake for 10-12 minutes at most. Other than that...great and easy recipe. Going to drizzle or dip them in chocolate.

  • mllechocolatier 29 Dec, 2009

    These are awesome! Super easy to make, I didn't have a level tbsp so I used 2 tsp spoons to make and shape the cookie dough into 1 inch balls (it can get a little sticky, so this was a nice alternative). I also dipped these in white, dark and milk chocolate - melt chocolate to 100C in a double boiler and cool down the chocolate to 89C by adding a few more solid pieces of choc, stir to smooth choco. This will ensure no blooming to the chocolate, and it will dry perfectly on a baking mat.

  • MariaDomenica 25 Nov, 2009

    Delicious, can we freeze these?

  • wcy 25 Oct, 2009

    Simple, easy,

  • StephyMomOfThree 24 Dec, 2008

    So easy! I dipped mine in melted chocolate and mmmmmmm...so good! I brought a couple batches in to work and I had a few people tell me they were the "best macaroons they'd ever had"! Pretty cool considering the simple ingredients and quick prep time. These will be a staple in my cookie arsenal.

  • KimKubicek 22 Dec, 2008

    The recipe did make about 30 cookies and they were wonderful! Very easy, too!

  • peggynorviel 14 Dec, 2008

    These are great! Made then yesterday and almost gone already. Sending the rest on a Christmas plate to work.

  • Lizalinda 13 Dec, 2008

    This is a delicious cookie, specially if you like coconut.

  • aska_ny 6 Dec, 2008

    mniam mniam :p

  • aska_ny 6 Dec, 2008

    mniam mniam :p

  • stephaniestaley 2 Dec, 2008

    About how many does this recipe make?

  • hayleeshotmom 2 Dec, 2008

    Yummy!