Basic Coconut Macaroons and Coconut Macaroon Variations

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So, these basic coconut macaroons are 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.

Basic Coconut Macaroons and Coconut Macaroon Variations

Basic Coconut Macaroons

What are coconut macaroons made of? Basic coconut macaroons are made of 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. Be sure to read the ingredients list for the variety that you are considering.

Basic Coconut Macaroons and Coconut Macaroon Variations

Are coconut macaroons hard to make?

Now, there are many different types of coconut macaroons 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. Then, store them in the refrigerator for up to three months.

Macarons vs macaroons

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

Basic Coconut Macaroons and Coconut Macaroon Variations

Basic Coconut Macaroons and Coconut Macaroon Variations

But, if you’re not concerned about gluten, check out these coconut macaroon recipes:

Gluten Free Italian Easter Pie - Pastiera di Grano #PinterestRemakes

Now, if you’re looking for more Easter dessert recipes, check out my Gluten-Free Italian Easter Pie. Or, you may want to try my Tie-Dye Fruity Easter Cupcakes

Basic Coconut Macaroons

If you're looking for a simple, gluten-free Easter dessert, check out my basic macaroons recipes.

10 minPrep Time

14 minCook Time

24 minTotal Time

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  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Foil line and grease cookie sheet.
  3. Mix coconut, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and almond together.
  4. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake 10-14 minutes or until lightly browned around edges.
  6. Immediately remove from baking sheets to wire racks to cool.
  7. Store loosely covered at room temperature.


lacto vegetarian
gluten free
egg free
soy free
wheat free
seafood free
sesame free
mustard free



3007 cal


132 g


298 g


57 g
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