Unsweetened coconut, available in health-food stores, is essential to these chewy cookies, which are a family favorite at Passover.

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Makes 20
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine sugar, coconut, egg whites, vanilla, and salt. Use your hands to mix well, completely combining ingredients.

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  • Dampen hands with cold water. Form 1/2 tablespoons of mixture into a loose haystack shape, and place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture, placing macaroons about 1 inch apart.

  • Bake until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove baking sheet from oven to a wire rack, and let macaroons cool slightly on baking sheet. These are best served warm from the oven, but can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

Reviews (10)

52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2018
I added one extra egg white, as they looked a little crumbly, and they held together really well. Entertaining a group with a person who is gluten and dairy free. These were a perfect solution and delicious!
Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2016
Came out perfectly. Very delicious!
Rating: Unrated
06/24/2013
I followed the recipe word for word, but when I baked them they did not hold their shape!
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Rating: Unrated
03/28/2010
I've made these every Passover for 15 years and everyone always says they look forward to them. Easy and delicious.
Rating: Unrated
03/28/2010
I couldn't find unsweetened so I made them with sweetened coconut. I didn't change the amount of sugar either and I still think they came out delicious -- not overly sweet.
Rating: Unrated
12/09/2008
does anyone know if these can be frozen for a week or so? I'm trying to get as much christmas baking done in advance as possible.
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Rating: Unrated
12/09/2008
does anyone know if these can be frozen for a week or so? I'm trying to get as much christmas baking done in advance as possible.
Rating: Unrated
12/09/2008
does anyone know if these can be frozen for a week or so? I'm trying to get as much christmas baking done in advance as possible.
Rating: Unrated
12/09/2008
does anyone know if these can be frozen for a week or so? I'm trying to get as much christmas baking done in advance as possible.
Rating: Unrated
06/20/2008
You better believe that unsweetened shredded coconut is only available at health food stores. Trader Joe's doesn't have any but Whole Foods does. This is a really quick and easy recipe--yummy, too!