Our Best Coconut Macaroon Recipes

When you need a quick and delicious treat, there’s no better choice than these chewy coconut cookies.

November 05, 2021

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Coconut Macaroons

Whether you’re looking for another gluten-free baking recipe to add to your collection or simply are a fan of all things coconut, you can’t go wrong with a batch of homemade macaroons. There are a few variations on the base recipe (some call for sweetened condensed milk while other recipes make the cookies without it) and you can always mix up the flavor with your favorite add-ins but, regardless of what you decide you’ll find that it only takes a handful of ingredients and a little bit of time to whip up a batch of these chewy coconut treats. Take Ina’s popular recipe, for example; with just 5 ingredients you can make cookies that fans call “wonderful”, “outstanding” and “spectacular”.

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Coconut-Apricot Macaroons

Punch up the flavor of this classic coconut cookie with one simple addition: nuggets of dried apricot.

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Giant Sprinkle Macaroons

Molly gives classic coconut macaroons her signature touch: a whole lot of rainbow sprinkles!

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Keto Macaroons

Calling all coconut lovers: These keto-friendly macaroons are great plain, or change them up with some grated citrus zest or chopped herbs like rosemary folded into the batter.

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Chocolate-Coconut Macaroons

These chocolate-drizzled treats have two times the tropical coconut flavor thanks to the addition of a secret ingredient: coconut extract.

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Coconut Macaroons

Sometimes the simplest tweaks make all the difference, like the addition of dark rum in these coconut cookies. Just a little lends a wonderfully rich sweetness to the treats for a flavor you won't forget!

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Coconut Cherry Macaroons

The beauty of macaroons is that they're so easy to customize. In this case we balance out the sweetness of coconut with tart dried cherries and bright orange zest for a completely different take on the classic.

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Coconut-Apricot Macaroons

Macaroons qualify as one of the easiest cookies to make; just "stand and stir," no fancy ingredients, machines or methods required. And they're easy to customize, too; just stir in dried fruit, chocolate chips or citrus zest.

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Lemon-Pistachio Macaroons

Lemon and pistachios offer a fresh spin on this classic treat. We reccomend using freshly grated zest but if you don't have lemons on hand, you can use a teaspoon of dried lemon peel (which has a much stronger flavor) instead.

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Coconut-Cranberry Macaroon

Make an extra festive batch of holiday macaroons by incorporating freshly grated orange zest and dried cranberries.

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Chocolate-Pistachio Macaroons

Instead of dunking the bottom half of your coconut macaroons in chocolate, dunk the top. It's the perfect excuse to sprinkle something delicious on top — in this case, chopped pistachios.

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Lemon-Currant Macaroons

We love making macaroons year round — and incorporating different add-ins to fit the season or occasion. One of our favorite ways ot dress them up? By adding lemon, currants and chocolate.

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