Cooking Nook Logo
Forks with food on them

Coconut Macaroons

coconut macaroons

I love macaroons when they are sweet and moist. They just have to be moist!

This is an extremely easy macaroon recipe and nice and moist.

Just 4 ingredients, plus the proverbial cherry on top if you choose.

This a great recipe for those who are wheat intolerant, because there is no flour in the recipe (do check the ingredients on the condensed milk can though if you have an allergy. It should be gluten free).

These lovely coconut cookies come out moist and delicious each and every time.

I love Eagle brand recipes. They are so reliable and always easy.

This is an easy cookie recipe for the holidays. Everyone loves them and they are wonderful as part of a holiday dessert mix. Or make a double batch and use them as part of a cookie exchange.

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons

I love macaroons when they are sweet and moist. They just have to be moist and this recipe makes nice moist macaroons.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 48 Servings
Calories 65 kcal


  • 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract, to 1 1/2 teaspoons if you really love almond flavor
  • 6 cups coconut, flaked
  • 48 glacé cherries or maraschino cherry halves, Optional


  • Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  • In a large bowl combine sweetened condensed milk, vanilla and almond extract. Stir in the coconut.
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls on to parchment paper lined cookie sheets (or use a silpat liner). Flatten each macaroon slightly with a spoon.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until browned around the edges.
  • Remove from the oven and immediately press the cherry into the center of each almond cookie. Cool completely on wire racks and store loosely in a covered container at room temperature. Makes about 48 small macaroons.


Calories: 65kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 13mgPotassium: 69mgFiber: 1gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 22IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 25mgIron: 1mg
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!


  • You can replace the cherries with milk chocolate kisses if you prefer.
  • If you are a cake decorator and have a piping bag you can pipe them and make the cookies look pretty like the image above.

Macaroons are a wonderful cookie recipe. Look here for our other cookie recipes and easy dessert ideas.

Subscribe to the site here and never miss a great recipe.

If you like this recipe, I would really appreciate it if you share it on social media. Thanks.

Coconut Macaroons

2 thoughts on “Coconut Macaroons”

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.