Last Updated on April 4, 2020 by Ellen Christian
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So, this basic coconut macaroons recipe is the perfect springtime or Easter treat. When I think of coconut, it always reminds me of Easter time. Of course, you can enjoy any of these coconut macaroon variations any time you want. Scroll to the end for the recipe.
Basic Coconut Macaroons Recipe
What are coconut macaroons made of? A basic coconut macaroons recipe contains shredded coconut, sweetened condensed milk, and some type of flavorings. They are naturally gluten-free which makes them a popular cookie in my house.
Do macaroons contain gluten?
This recipe does not contain gluten. However, there are coconut macaroon recipes that use flour. So, be sure to read the ingredients list for the variety that you are considering.
Are coconut macaroons hard to make?
Now, there are many different types of coconut macaroons recipes you can make. Some have flour, some egg whites, etc. But, this basic coconut macaroons recipe is very simple to make. And, it takes only a few minutes to mix up so it’s relatively foolproof.
How do you store coconut macaroons after baking?
Store the coconut macaroons in a lightly covered container at room temperature for up to one week. To store them for a longer period of time, place them in an airtight container. Finally, you can store them in the refrigerator for up to three months.
What’s the difference between macaroons and macarons?
So, macaroons are made of coconut and sweetened condensed milk or egg whites. Macarons look like little sandwiches and come in a variety of different colors and flavors. First, see the photo at the top of this post for macaroons. Then, see the photo above this heading for macarons.
Gluten-free coconut macaroons
Here are a few basic coconut macaroons recipes that are gluten-free.
- Pumpkin Coconut Macaroons by Homespun Seasonal Living
- Caramel Pecan Macaroons by Cooking with Carlee
- Coconut Macaroon Nests by Mama Knows Gluten Free
- Chocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons by Mighty Mrs.
- Blueberry Macaroons by The Fit Cookie
- Cranberry Almond Matcha Macaroons by My Sequined Life
- Coconut Macaroon Easter Eggs by Baking Sense
- Coconut Macaroons dipped in Chocolate by Coffee With Us
- Ginger Coconut Macaroons by Cupcake Project
- Keto Coconut Macaroons using Almond Flour by Two Sleevers
- Chocolate Drizzled Coconut Macaroons by Beyond the Chicken Coop
- 2-Ingredient Coconut Macaroons by Life Currents
- Creamsicle Macaroons by Delicious Obsessions
- Keto Coconut Macaroons by Fit To Serve Group
- Scottish Macaroon Snowballs by Tinned Tomatoes
Basic coconut macaroons with gluten
- Coconut Lime Macaroons by Mums the Word
- Triple Citrus Macaroon Mascarpone Tart by The Crumby Kitchen
- Festive Coconut Macaroons by 4 the Love of Food
- Chocolate Dipped Lemon Macaroons by Toaster Oven Love
- Coconut Lime Macaroons by Beyond Frosting
- Easy Coconut Macaroons by Pinch and Swirl
Now, if you’re looking for more Easter dessert recipes like this basic coconut macaroons recipe, check out my Gluten-Free Italian Easter Pie. Or, you may want to try my Tie-Dye Fruity Easter Cupcakes.
So, check out these easy coconut macaroons with condensed milk. They make a delicious treat all year long. This is a quick macaroons recipe that my family loves. And, I often give a box to my father as a gift.
- 1 pkg (14 oz) flaked coconut (5 1/3 cups)
- 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- Foil line and grease cookie sheet.
- Mix coconut, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and almond together.
- Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet.
- Bake 10-14 minutes or until lightly browned around edges.
- Immediately remove from baking sheets to wire racks to cool.
- Store loosely covered at room temperature.
You can change the flavor extracts for a different taste.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 23Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g
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