recipe

If you’re a fan of coconut, you’ll swoon over these macaroons!

safety
  • Uses the oven
difficulty
  • Beginner
time
  • 1 hour, plus 40 minutes cooling time
yield
  • Makes 18 cookies

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Prepare Ingredients

Vegetable oil spray
½ cup (5½ ounces)
cream of coconut
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon
salt
1½ cups (4½ ounces)
unsweetened shredded coconut
1½ cups (4½ ounces)
sweetened shredded coconut

Gather Baking Equipment

Rimmed baking sheet
Parchment paper
2
bowls (1 large, 1 medium)
Whisk
Rubber spatula
1-­tablespoon measuring spoon
Oven mitts
Cooling rack
Spatula
1
 
Vegetable oil spray

Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 325 degrees. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Spray parchment with vegetable oil spray.

 
2
 
½ cup (5½ ounces)
cream of coconut
2
large egg whites
1 teaspoon
vanilla extract
¼ teaspoon
salt

In medium bowl, whisk cream of coconut, egg whites, vanilla, and salt until combined.

 
3
 
1½ cups (4½ ounces)
unsweetened shredded coconut
1½ cups (4½ ounces)
sweetened shredded coconut

In large bowl, combine unsweetened and sweetened shredded coconut, breaking up clumps with your fingertips. Add cream of coconut mixture and use rubber spatula to stir until coconut is evenly moistened. Refrigerate dough for 15 minutes.

 
4
 

Use 1-tablespoon measuring spoon to scoop, drop, and shape 18 cookies.

Shaping Macaroons 2-Up

Use 1-tablespoon measuring spoon to drop dough onto parchment-lined baking sheet in 18 mounds (about 1 heaping tablespoon each), leaving space between mounds.

Using wet fingertips, shape mounds into pyramids, rewetting your fingertips as necessary to prevent sticking.

 
5
 

Place baking sheet in oven. Bake until cookies are light golden brown, 18 to 22 minutes.

 
6
 

Use oven mitts to remove baking sheet from oven (ask an adult for help). Place baking sheet on cooling rack and let cookies cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes.

 
7
 

Use spatula to transfer cookies directly to cooling rack and let cool completely, about 30 minutes. Serve.