Coconut Macaroon Cookies (Gift Mix in a Jar)

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by Mom2Rose

Gift jar directions at bottom of the recipe - add onto a recipe card and attach to the gift! Or skip the gift making and indulge yourself with this treat!! NOTE: This recipe is to be prepared one QUART size wide mouth canning jar and will yield 3 dozen cookies.

Top Review by AZPARZYCH

I made these for myself instead of in a gift jar. These are great macaroons! The hint of almond from the extract is a perfect addition. They cooked up golden brown on the bottoms and edges in the time stated. I will be making these again! Made for AUS/NZ Recipe Swap #60.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • JAR Ingredients

  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 14 cup flour, plus
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 23 cup sugar
  • 5 13 cups sweetened flaked coconut
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (to be added by the recipient)

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract


  1. Creating the Gift in a Jar:
  2. Wash and thoroughly dry a 1-quart wide-mouth canning jar.
  3. Layer the ingredients in the jar as listed above starting with the salt, flour, sugar and then the flaked coconut - make sure to press firmly with a flat bottomed object after each addition; make the layers as level as possible.
  4. Secure the lid and decorate as desired; attach the instructions for making these cookies found below.
  6. Additional ingredients to be added by the recipient: 4 egg whites and 1 tsp almond extract.
  8. Preheat oven to 325; grease and flour a baking sheet.
  9. Place the contents of the jar into a large bowl, and stir in the egg whites and almond extract until well blended.
  10. Drop the dough by heaping teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet, spacing the cookies about 2 inches apart.
  11. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the edges are light brown in color.
  12. Immediately transfer to wire racks and cool completely.
  13. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for up to 1week.

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