These coconut macaroons are easy to make with just three ingredients. You can have a batch made in less than 30 minutes! They are sweet with a nice texture from the coconut and turn lightly golden on top as they bake.
I have recently been craving coconut macaroons which are little chewy cookies that don’t have any flour. I used to see them at my neighborhood grocery store but now that I want some of course I can’t find them anywhere.
I did some research and learned they are actually really easy to make yourself with just a few simple ingredients. I decided to try a recipe from All Recipes because I had pretty much everything on hand to make them.
Three Ingredient Coconut Macaroons
The original recipe has almond extract, but I didn’t have any so I just left it out. So, my version is a simple three-ingredient recipe. It takes less than 30 minutes to make a whole batch.
- Shredded coconut
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Vanilla extract
All you do is mix the ingredients together in a bowl. I made my cookies by scooping about a tablespoon of the mixture for each. Line them up on a baking sheet and bake them for about eight minutes. That’s it. I couldn’t believe how easy it was.
I thought the macaroons came out so pretty. I love how the coconut toasts while it bakes so the tops are golden brown. They are also very chewy which is what I wanted.
They are a little sweet so I think next time I will use unsweetened coconut. If you like sweet cookies, though, you might like them with sweetened coconut.
I baked mine on parchment paper but they were pretty sticky and a little hard to get off the baking sheet. I recommend greasing the baking sheet (or parchment, if you’re using it) before you bake them to avoid this.
Overall, I was happy to find an easy recipe. Now I don’t have to look for them at the store – they’re so easy to make you can make a batch in no time at all.
More Easy Cookie Recipes
I love making simple cookies so here are a few more recipes you might like to try.
- 1 (14-oz) bag shredded coconut (see note)
- 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. (see note)
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the coconut, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract.
- Drop the mixture by rounded tablespoons on the baking sheet. Bake the macaroons for 8 to 10 minutes or until they are lightly browned around the edges.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.