Traditional Coconut Macaroon

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

A very easy and simple macaroon. No frills here!


  1. Start first, I would suggest by preparing your baking sheet: Use parchment paper to line, definitely NOT foil. Making that mistake will cause horrible sticking and burning. Preheat your oven to 325.
  2. In a large mixing bowl beat egg whites until soft peaks form (approx. 10 minutes by hand, 3-5 minutes by mixer).
  3. If using Mixer, reduce speed and SLOWLY add the vanilla and then the powdered sugar. Gradually is the key here. Continue to mix for a minute or so longer or until all sugar is dissolved. If you are mixing by hand, add the vanilla and enlist the hands of a second person to help you pour the sugar in while you continuously whip the mixture. Ensure a smooth, light, glossy mixture.
  4. Stop the mixer or put down your whisk and gently fold in your coconut about a cup at a time. Blend well.
  5. Spoon the coconut mixture by approximate tablespoonfulls (rounded) onto the baking sheet and place immediately into the oven. Bake for 10-15 mins or until lightly browned on the tops. Garnish with cinnamon if desired.


Most Helpful

So easy to make that you'll get addicted! I messed up the order of adding the ingredients together and it still came out great. My guests were delighted and I couldn't get my husband to stop eating them.

Allura October 21, 2008

Woo Hoo. I haven't had these's for soo long. Eatting one as i write. Just like Mum's!! I substituted powdered sugar (icing sugar) for some normal sugar i blend because my friend can't have wheat gluten which is found in icing sugar. Works fine. Classic!

Macaroon Man November 11, 2007

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