Julianna's Macaroon Recipe

"This recipe was part of an article about Julianna Margulies in Good Housekeeping May 2013. Searching for it online did not give me a recipe to save - so I am submitting it to keep ! They just sounded so good and easy enough that I could make them. I hope so ! Original recipe stated use 1/4 Cup - People who tried stated a Tablespoon or Scoop makes the 18 macaroons."
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Ready In:
1 1/2 Dozen cookies




  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease large cookie sheet.
  • In large bowl, stir together flour, coconut and salt. Add condensed milk and vanilla; stir until well combined.
  • Drop batter by Tablespoon / scoop (original recipe called for 1/4cupfuls), 1 inch apart, onto prepared cookie sheet. Bake 15 to 17 minutes or until just golden on bottoms. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  • When cookies are cool, dip top halves into melted chocolate of your choice; let stand until set.

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  1. momboli
    There is a mistake in the instructions. When I got out the 1/4 cup to measure the macaroons I realized that was way too much and wouldn't make 18 macaroons. I used a tablespoon to measure each one and I had exactly 18. They turned out perfectly in the amount of baking time specified. Everybody loved them!
  2. elaine2241
    I made this recipe and my husband raved that this was the best coconut macaroons he had ever had. The recipe is so easy and quick to make. My husband like them with and without the added chocolate topping.
  3. perrittpat
    These are awesome! I agree the scoop should be more like a Tablespoon but any way you make them they are wonderful!! SO easy and delicious - my family loves them!
  4. emmyf1
    Super easy, chewy, and delicious. I used tablespoon scoop, and the recipe made about 24 macaroons. Even without dipping in chocolate (which I also tried), my family raved about them. This is my new favorite cookie recipe.
  5. tarahnuranga
    I LOVE this recipe, they turned out mouth watering. I did make a few minor adjustments though. I made my macaroons heaping Tablespoon sized instead of 1/4 cup like it called for, that seems VERY large plus, that would only allow you to make like 8 macaroons before you would run out of mixture. I doubled this recipe and even making mine smaller in size only ended up with 24 macaroons. These are VERY yummy and super quick and easy too. I would just double or even triple this recipe and make the macaroons tablespoon size. Even though I made mine much smaller that the recipe called for they turned out good sized. I will definitely be making these again soon!


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