Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons

When I was just a tiny little girl, my father affectionately called me the Cookie Dough Kid.  By the time I was four or five, he had given up on all nicknames, but in a way, that monicker has defined who I am to this day.  I adore cookies.  I actually enjoy making them more than eating them, if that’s possible.  Coconut MacaroonsMy mother was more of a pie person.  If she had to chose any dessert she least liked making, I would wager on it being cookies.  I think the standing by the oven, waiting to take out each batch was boring.  My mom is a nonstop worker.  She likes to get things done and go on to the next task.  Cookies make you pause each time the buzzer goes off, take out the pan, put in the next pan.  So not her style.  As a result, there were a lot of cookies that I didn’t get at home.  Mostly, she made chocolate chip, cut outs (at Christmas only) and about three other kinds.  None of them were coconut macaroons.  Oh how I love soft baked coconut cookies like these.  And they are gluten free, too.Coconut Macaroons

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Coconut Macaroons #CookieWeek
  • 1 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 14 oz bag shredded coconut
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp salt
  1. Combine the milk8, vanilla,salt and the coconut in a bowl.
  2. Scoop out tablespoon sized gobs of dough and place them on a parchment, silpat, or silicone lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake at 350 for 12 minutes.
  4. Remove IMMEDIATELY from pan because as they cool, they will stick...badly.
  5. Let cool on a wire rack.


15 thoughts on “Coconut Macaroons

  1. I got the cookies, some amazing ones since my mom cooked Armenian foods. But she didn’t pass that love on to me, unfortunately. It’s not that I don’t enjoy it, I just don’t have much of a sweet tooth. Coconut macaroons are my dad’s favorite though so I do make them for him whenever he comes to visit.

  2. Coconut Macaroons were the very first cookies I made all on my own! 🙂
    I also enjoy baking more than eating… can’t believe that just came out of my mouth, but it’s true!

    1. Thanks for coming by, Susan. There is no getting around the coconut; can’t think of anything you could substitute with the same results. {sigh}

    1. I like to make these with a silpat. Then I peel them off the mat and transfer them to the wire rack. They firm up after they get cold.

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