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Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons
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Coconut Macaroons are an elegant treat, yet quick and easy to make.

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  • 1 pkg. (14 oz.) or 5 1/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Foil-line and grease baking sheets.

COMBINE coconut, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract and almond extract in large bowl. Drop by rounded teaspoonful on prepared baking sheets; press each cookie lightly with back of spoon. BAKE for 10 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Immediately remove from baking sheets to wire racks to cool. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

into dough 1/4 cup NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels. Proceed as above.


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    Great Gluten Free Cookie

    April Baker from Pennsburg, PA

    They are wonderful gluten free cookies. Taste is great and very easy to make. Use parchment paper to insure non- stick.

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    something different

    Kelsie B from Florida

    so i haven't tried mine yet, but i found it easier to make them, when using an icecream scoop. you compact it and and then use the scoop to scoop it onto the pan. worked much better than the spoon!!! and also, get some semi-sweet chocolate squares, melt a few, and when the macaroons are completely cooled, you half way cover them with the melted chocolate. put it in the fridge to cool, and let chocolate harden, and you're set! for chocolate dipped macaroons!!!! [: YUMM!

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    Coconut Macaroons

    Connie White from Central New York

    Flavor was good, however too much s.c. milk for a (14oz.)pkg. Too sticky. Need more coconut.

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    Nancy Knepper from Makawao, HI

    These cookies are so good. My friend's husband loves these so much that I have to make them every year for Christmas. One year the cookies were still runny after baking, so I rebaked them. He said they were better than the first time.

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    Parchment Paper is the Solution

    Nancy Whichello from Brandon FL

    These macaroons are so easy. To solve the "falling apart" problem, use a second spoon to press the mixture together before removing it from the spoon to the parchment paper. Plus, No sticking, therefore no mess on the cookie sheets that way! I like to bake mine a few minutes extra and get them well browned on the bottoms. Yum!

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    didn't work

    Jeanne bellew from South Carolina

    I think there's something missing. The cookies fell apart. There was nothing to hold them together! Egg? Something so the coagulate?

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    Amelia Atherton from California

    These were so good. Every one loved them. Will make again

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    Easy 1 2 3

    DANIELLE GITTENS from Brooklyn, NY

    So easy made it with my 6 year old God sister for a passover treat for my Boyfriend she had fun. An equally sweet alternative to candy bars.

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    Gaby Hubbard from Pleasant Grove, UT

    Delicious recipe, found out my husband loves coconut, who knew? My two toddlers even enjoyed this one!

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    Debbie YARBROUGH from JOPLIN, MO

    This was so easy! I dipped the bottoms in chocolate. I took these to a pinic and they where the 1st thing to go. Try these you'll LOVE them!

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    Easy/Quick Macaroons

    Debbie DeBartolo from ROCKY FORD, CO

    This was nice and easy to make but couldn't get them to be thick enough, not sure what I did wrong but the flavor was great.

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    Raspberry Coconut Macaroon Thumbrints

    Stephanie Hsu from CENTERVILLE, OH

    I placed a tsp of raspberry jelly in the center before baking. I drizzled chocolate over the top

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    virginia sharp from WASCO, CA


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    Easy to make.

    June McGreevy from SANTEE, CA

    These are so easy to make. Delicious, too.

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    Jennifer Alvarez from KOUTS, IN

    These were delicious cookies! I drizzled the top of them with melted semi-sweet chocolate once they were cooled... very good!! They actually lasted a couple of days since I made such a huge variety of goodies, but they just kept getting better and better!!

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    Marvelous Macaroons!

    Jan Wilkins from BLYTHEVILLE, AR

    These were just WONDERFUL! I melted some chocolate, dipped just the bottom....a very thin layer, then let harden....they were just like we buy from the bakery dept at the Grocery Store...only better!

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    coconut macaroons

    Linda Nagy from TRENTON, NJ

    i was looking for something different to bake & was looking in my recipe box on your website. i came across the recipe for coconut macaroons, and printed it out to try. it only had four ingredients, coconut, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and almond extract, and seemed to be about as easy as you could get. they are a cookie that my husband really likes, but he only likes them on the chewy side. he tried these and really enjoyed them, and said they were just right. i really enjoyed them myself, and so did everyone else who tried them. i definately recomend them.

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    Help I can't stop eatting them!

    Jennifer Zimmer from HOLLAND, MI

    These are so easy and oh so good! I made them 2 years ago for Christmas and everyone loved them. I think they are a Christmas tradition now. They are great if you dip the botton in some melted dark chocolate, mmmmmmmm!

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    arnita alexander from CHARLOTTE, NC

    You can't get any easier than this unless someone else does it for you. They make good gifts.

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    So easy to make!

    TRACY HANVILLE from Hopewell, NJ

    These were so easy - I love how there's so few ingredients. Ihad a horrible time getting them off the foil though! Next time, I'll try the parchment paper instead.

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    Grandma's Christmas Goodies

    Lindsey Ambuehl from Springfield, OH

    My Grandma makes super yummy treats for Christmas every year and macaroons are one of them. I LOVE them and when I used this recipe to make some for the first time they turned out perfect!

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    A cookie-swap favorite

    Ericka Meisinger from ONTARIO, CA

    My church group has an annual cookie swap and this is a favorite! It is so easy to make but nobody would guess that. I find that baking these cookies is easiest on parchment paper. I have had trouble with them sticking to alum. foil.

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    A Sweet Treat

    Angela Pitt from ORLANDO, FL

    A friend of mine loves coconut. She recently had a birthday and I made these macaroons for her. I packaged them in fortune cookie container (you can find these at any party supply store or crafts store) and tied a helium ballon to it. To say the very least it made a great presentation. Her surprise was yet to come when she opened the container to find macaroons made from coconut. Her delight was evident when bit into the first one. I love getting that reaction when people have eaten things I make. I would say that the hard work was worth it, but these weren't hard to make at all! You really are the bomb!

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    Touch better!

    Jennifer Shippee from GREENVILLE, NH

    Add a little melted chocolate to these and they are out of this world!

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    coconut macaroons

    paulette becker from Iowa

    very easy and excellent recipe. My children made these,(ages 7,9,and 11). Each one did their own creation. One put chocolate chips in the cookie another put cherry juice for flavor and color and the youngest put food coloring, (green). They had a blast and they want to make these all the time now. These cookies did not last very long. Next time we will double the recipe.

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    Coconut Macaroons

    Linda Garvey from SILVER SPRING, MD

    I made this recipe for a party. WOW! They were great and very rich. Easy to make. Everyone asked for the recipe. Will be making these again soon.

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    Coconut Macaroons

    Beth Davis from JACKSONVILLE, FL

    Delicious, I could not believe how easy these are to make. I will never buy packaged cookies again. I plan on making these for the holidays. Yum

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    Ashley Wetwiski from GRETNA, LA

    These are delicious! I made them for friends and family and the next day I was making more. They loved them. I dipped the bottom of the macaroon into melted chocolate and then allowed it to cool on waxed paper. This is a recipe you will surely make again!

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    Liz's opinions

    Elizabeth Kalberg from ANCHORAGE, AK

    This recipe is fast, easy and oh, so delicious. I highly reccommend it for coconut lovers.

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    So Quick & Easy

    Juliana Taper from PITTSBURGH, PA

    No one who eats these can guess how quick and easy they are to make. Less than a half-dozen ingredients in one bowl, but they always get rave reviews and requests for my "secret recipe".

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    Coconut Macaroons

    Darry garland from JOHNSON CITY, TN

    They tasted just like store purchased macoroon cookies. We all loved them. So easy to make. Excellent recipe!

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    Susan Campbell from GRASS LAKE, MI

    Easy to make, quick to bake, and lovely to give as gifts. Make them tiny, medium or large, and for a change, dip the cooled bases in melted chocolate and place on parchment paper until cool.

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    Moist and Delicious

    CINDY THACKER from Wooster, OH

    I have tried to make macaroons with other recipes to have them turn out dry. This recipe gives you a moist, chewy cookie anyone would be proud to serve to their family.

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    Super and Super easy


    We all loved them. So easy to make (and eat!)

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    Cocnut Macaroons

    Ilke Schwartz from Calgary, AB

    These are great. The only thing I added was a half glace cherry on the top of each. Silicone baking sheet makes it easier to remove them after baking.

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    Much Better Recipe

    Susan Haupt from TYRONE, PA

    This is a Much Better Recipe, than the one I was always using, and Taste's Much Better, Also! These are So Delicious! I Love Coconut, and so does my neighbor, her's never turn out, but---now, they do! She loves this recipe too! Thank You, So Much!

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    Coconut Macaroons

    Jude Farrow from NORTH ANDOVER, MA

    Delicious....They are very sticky. I added a little flour to the recipe and cooked them a couple minutes longer and they came out great.

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    Awesome Macaroons

    Fauzia Chaudhry from Cottage Grove, MN

    Very simple & delicious Coconut macaroons recipe. I made them day after Thanksgiving, everyone who tried it, absolutely loved it. I had just a few minor changes to it: - Since I didn't have the almond extract at hand, I substituted with 1 tablespoon of chopped almonds; - I made the cookies larger, so instead of dropping rounded teaspoonfuls on the baking sheet, I did rounded tablespoonfuls and was able to get 12 huge macaroons on 1 sheet; - Instead of foil-lining the baking sheets, I used parchment paper to line the baking sheet and the macaroons come off easily.

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    Coconut Macaroons

    Susan Davidson from MURRIETA, CA

    Just a suggestion- If sticking to foil is a problem you might try purchasing a silicone cooking sheet. I think that may end your sticking problem. I will try this next time I make the recipe.

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    Parchment Paper

    Danelle Egan from RENO, NV

    My kitchen is never complete without parchment paper. To bake these without having them stick to anything, use Parchment Paper. Excellent recipe!

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    good but messy

    Crystal Junge from ENUMCLAW, WA

    I had a hard time to get them off of the cookie sheet in once peice! Very tasty though!! I added a cup of chocolate chips in the recipe! Yummy!

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    Macroon cookies

    Sandie Barnett from Pillager, MN

    These cookies were very moist. They tasted just like store purchased macoroon cookies

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    Not too sticky or too sweet

    N CASEY from

    I read most of the review and most of you commented on the macaroons being too sticky or too sweet, so when I made this for my party, I gradually added some flour, at least 1/4 c. and my guest loved them. I had to reprint the recipe for my guest.

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    Allison Relyea from Albany, NY

    I too have been looking for a great recipe and have now found it and love it. Crispy on the outside, chewy on yhe inside. I found that keeping them in the fridge and then rewarming in the microwave is delicious!

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    Heavenly Macaroons

    Marilyn Emshoff from SOLON, OH

    I made these for a party. Although the taste was incredible I had a problem with them sticking to the greased foil. Would like to solve the sticking problem because everyone loved them.

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    Womderful Macaroons

    Georgia Buley from SPRING HILL, FL

    These are so easy to make and just wonderful. I did dip half of the cookie in Chocolate that made then even taste better.

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    I love Macaroons


    This is a delicious recipe. My family loved the macaroons. I had tried another recipe before this one and it was not half as tasty or as easy to make. I'm so glad I found this one as this is my favorite cookie.

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    Absolutely Excellent!


    I had these plain (just followed the recipe) and then I also melted some Nestle Milk Chocolate Morsels and spread it on the bottom of the macaroons. Unbelievably delicious! Thank you for this recipe!

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    No fuss, no mess


    These are wonderful. They are simple yet tasty with hardly any clean up. Great recipe that I will make again.

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    Robin Martin from JUNCTION CITY, KY

    This recipe is very easy and very sweet. Even though I used Greased, foil lined baking sheets, they stuck to the foil. Will have to try another method next time. The cookies were still good, though.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/24 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 24 

  • Calories: 130
  • Calories from Fat: 60
  • Total Fat: 7g (10% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 6g (28% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 5mg (2% of DV)
  • Sodium: 25mg (1% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 16g (5% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: .5g (3% of DV)
  • Sugars: 9g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 0% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 4% of DV
  • Iron: 2% of DV

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

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Coconut Macaroons


  • 1 pkg. (14 oz.) or 5 1/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 can (14 oz.) NESTLÉ® CARNATION® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract



PREHEAT oven to 350° F. Foil-line and grease baking sheets.

COMBINE coconut, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract and almond extract in large bowl. Drop by rounded teaspoonful on prepared baking sheets; press each cookie lightly with back of spoon. BAKE for 10 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Immediately remove from baking sheets to wire racks to cool. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

into dough 1/4 cup NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Semi-Sweet Chocolate Mini Morsels. Proceed as above.

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