Heat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, combine sugar, coconut, egg whites, vanilla, and salt. Use your hands to mix well, completely combining ingredients.
Dampen hands with cold water. Form 1 1/2 tablespoons of mixture into a loose haystack shape and place on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining mixture, placing macaroons about 1 inch apart.
Bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes. Remove from oven to a wire rack and cool on baking sheet. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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