Basic Coconut Macaroons Recipe with Variations

Last Updated on December 12, 2022 by Ellen Christian

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.

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Basic Coconut Macaroons and Coconut Macaroon Variations

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.

Basic Coconut Macaroons and Coconut Macaroon Variations

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.

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.

Basic Coconut Macaroons Recipe with Variations

Gluten-free coconut macaroons

Here are a few basic coconut macaroons recipes that are gluten-free.

Basic Coconut Macaroons and Coconut Macaroon Variations

Basic Coconut Macaroons and Coconut Macaroon Variations

Basic coconut macaroons with gluten

Gluten Free Italian Easter Pie - Pastiera di Grano #PinterestRemakes

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.

Basic Coconut Macaroons Recipe with Variations

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Yield: 24

Basic Coconut Macaroons

Basic Coconut Macaroons Recipe with Variations

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

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 24 minutes


  • 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.


You can change the flavor extracts for a different taste.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 23Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 12mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

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