Easy Coconut Macaroons


Easy Coconut Macaroons …so easy to make! You only need 6 ingredients and one bowl!

Simple to make coconut macaroons, soft, chewy and full of coconut flavor. Plus lighter and healthier than most cookies! You can make them plain or dip them in chocolate for an added touch! These are for the true coconut lovers out there!

COCONUT MACAROONS -one of the easiest cookies to make! You only 6 ingredients and one bowl!


These macaroons taste wonderful dipped in melted chocolate with a little drizzled on top. It reminds me of an almond joy! They also are adorable with chocolate eggs on top for Easter celebrations.

This recipe/post was shared a few years back by our contributor Jen from Yummy Healthy Easy and I updated with the chocolate/Easter egg photos!

I am a HUGE coconut fan. When I was a kid, my grandma used to sprinkle coconut on top of sliced oranges for a quick side dish. It turned into a little thing she always did for me. From then on, I loved anything involving coconut!

COCONUT MACAROONS -one of the easiest cookies to make! You only 6 ingredients and one bowl!

Easy Coconut Macaroons Ingredients (Find printable recipe below)

I love baking macaroons. They are one of the easiest cookies to throw together. They have only 6 ingredients and are mixed up really quick in a mixing bowl. This recipe was one I got years ago from a friend and I make them every year. It’s easy to cut this recipe to half, or to double, triple, etc. They’re soft, chewy and are chock full of coconutty goodness. These are the perfect addition to your holiday cookie plates!

COCONUT MACAROONS -one of the easiest cookies to make! You only 6 ingredients and one bowl!

Easy Coconut Macaroons Video

Easy Coconut Macaroons Printable Recipe

Easy Coconut Macaroons

Yield: 1-2 dozen

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 23 minutes


  • 2 2/3 cups flaked sweetened coconut
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher or fine sea salt
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate melting wafers (optional)


Preheat oven to 325ºF. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat.

In a mixing bowl, combine coconut, flour, sugar and salt. Stir in egg whites and vanilla. Mix well.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until the edges have started to turn golden brown.

Remove from oven and cool cookies on wire rack. If desired, dip the bottoms of the cookies in melted chocolate once cooled and then drizzle some on top.


COCONUT MACAROONS -one of the easiest cookies to make! You only 6 ingredients and one bowl!

Such a yummy treat! Can’t wait to make these again this Easter!


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  1. Michelle posted on December 16, 2014 at 11:46 pm (#

    I’m going to a cookie exchange this week, maybe I’ll try to make these to bring with! Looks delicious!

  2. Jennifer posted on December 24, 2014 at 5:18 am (#

    Yum!! Thanks for these! They look delicious! 

  3. Mallory @ Classy Clutter posted on December 25, 2014 at 11:22 pm (#

    Wowza! These look amazing Jen!!! Gorgeous pics too! Yummy!!! 

  4. JOyce posted on April 29, 2015 at 9:36 am (#

    hi, I made these today and they are wonderful. I was wondering if you knew the calories per cookie….Thanks for sharing.

    • Jamielyn posted on April 30, 2015 at 11:03 pm (#

      I’m so glad you liked them! I’m sorry, but I don’t know how many calories per cookie!

  5. Sandy posted on May 13, 2015 at 10:32 pm (#

    These look yummy, but I
     Have a question.  Do you beat the egg whites or add right out of the shell?

  6. JustHeather posted on November 30, 2015 at 2:24 pm (#

    I very much miss the sweetened and moist coconut in the US at this time of the year. Here it is dry, small, hard and non-sweetened flakes…so macaroons take a bit to get them to taste good. Usually I re-hydrated them with sweetened condensed milk, but they don’t turn out as fluffy as I’d like. I’ll keep dreaming of the ones I see online. :)

  7. Juanita Tibbs posted on December 19, 2015 at 9:07 pm (#

    Do you beat the egg whites? Or add them out of the eggs?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on December 20, 2015 at 9:19 am (#

      You separate the eggs and only use the whites, but you do not beat the whites before adding to the other ingredients.

  8. Melissa posted on December 24, 2015 at 11:22 am (#

    These are easy and tasty , my first attempt at macaroons. 

  9. Janet Dodson posted on December 25, 2015 at 2:00 am (#

    Looks delicious 

  10. sidney posted on January 17, 2016 at 3:00 pm (#

    Is this with sweetened coconut? 

    • I Heart Naptime posted on January 17, 2016 at 7:08 pm (#

      We used unsweetened, but you could use sweetened and decrease the sugar.

  11. Kathy posted on February 6, 2016 at 12:09 pm (#

    These macaroons look great, Jen. Has anyone ever tried 
    using stevia instead of sugar? I have to keep away from 
    sugar due to health reasons. Thanks!

    • I Heart Naptime posted on February 6, 2016 at 2:39 pm (#

      I haven’t really experimented a lot. I’d suggest trying their 50/50 mix that contains sugar and go from there. Best of luck!

  12. Dianne posted on February 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm (#

    These cookies were delicious ! Thank you for a great cookie, I have never attempted macaroons , total success ! xx

  13. Annettte posted on March 9, 2016 at 9:20 pm (#

    Can I use 2 TBSP of coconut flour instead of white flour? Do you think it will work?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on March 9, 2016 at 10:56 pm (#

      I haven’t tried, but I do think it would work!

  14. Zsuzsa posted on March 26, 2016 at 3:14 pm (#

    These cookies are wonderful – I just baked them and I think I found my favorite cookie recipe! I love it that the dominant flavor is the coconut, and they are not as sweet as the store-bought macaroons tend to be. Thanks for the recipe.

  15. Rod posted on April 28, 2016 at 4:48 pm (#

    Regarding your recipe for “Easy Coconut Macaroons”, do you use sweetened coconut flakes or plain coconut flakes with no added sugar. I love macaroons but wonder about sweetened coconut AND 2/3 cup sugar? Thanks

    • I Heart Naptime posted on April 29, 2016 at 8:18 am (#

      We used unsweetened flakes. :)

  16. Georgia Rodriguez posted on June 5, 2016 at 5:54 pm (#

    I make these same macaroons but after they cool I spread melted semisweet chocolate chips on the bottom Yum

    • I Heart Naptime posted on June 5, 2016 at 7:27 pm (#

      That sounds delicious! :)

  17. TwinMomma posted on June 14, 2016 at 5:37 pm (#

    I JUST made these and they are delicious! Thank you for sharing (nom nom nom)

  18. cj posted on July 8, 2016 at 8:54 am (#

    just wondering if you are sappose to whip the egg whites?I wanna try these thanks

    • I Heart Naptime posted on July 8, 2016 at 10:29 am (#

      No egg white whipping required for this recipe! :)

  19. Georgia Doucette posted on November 17, 2016 at 11:48 pm (#

    Love theses recipe!

  20. Danielle O'Donnell posted on December 6, 2016 at 5:03 pm (#

    How far in advance can these be made? I’m trying to get as much done in advance of a party we’re having in a week and a half as possible. Thank you!

    • I Heart Naptime posted on December 6, 2016 at 6:26 pm (#

      You could make these two or three days before :)

  21. Jane Willard posted on December 6, 2016 at 11:56 pm (#

    I enjoy your webpage!  You remind me of my daughter.  I have two “Grands,” and I am always looking for things they might enjoy.   I  recently retired after 40 years as a school-based Speech Therapist.  I miss it a lot!  I am glad my Grands volunteer me to help at their schools.  I have baked several of your recipes and appreciate you for sharing Naptime…your children are blessed.

  22. Deborah posted on December 20, 2016 at 9:10 pm (#

    Love vintage!

  23. Marianne posted on December 21, 2016 at 5:13 pm (#

    Taste wonderful! The mixture was wet and some of the cookies spread a bit. Would a little more flour serve to stiffen it up a bit?

    • I Heart Naptime posted on December 21, 2016 at 6:14 pm (#

      Yes, I’d add a tablespoon or so next time!

  24. Dana posted on February 10, 2017 at 5:51 pm (#

    Any suggestions for discarded egg yolks?
    Would like to use them for something useful instead of
    throwing them away.

    • I Heart Naptime posted on February 11, 2017 at 11:26 am (#

      You could use them in a creme brule or a homemade pudding recipe! :)

  25. Ashley K. posted on March 9, 2017 at 1:27 pm (#

    So easy, and so delicious! I added some white chocolate chips to mine. 😊

  26. catia software posted on March 19, 2017 at 10:32 pm (#

    These look dangerously delicious!!

  27. Ilene posted on April 5, 2017 at 5:02 pm (#

    These look delicious! I suffer from celiac, so, I can’t use regular flour. Have you tried making these with any other types of flour? I’m thinking either a coconut or almond flour might be tasty.

    • I Heart Naptime posted on April 6, 2017 at 7:09 am (#

      Actually, an all-purpose gluten-free flour would ideal. Something that has a mix of different rice flours and potato starch. :)

  28. Stephanie posted on April 5, 2017 at 11:21 pm (#

    I made these tonight, they were SO easy and turned out so good! Everyone ate them all up, I ate 4 in one sitting!! Highly recommend

  29. Jette posted on July 8, 2017 at 9:49 am (#

    Can refrigerated egg whites (such as egg beaters) be used to make these cookies?

    • Jamielyn posted on July 8, 2017 at 1:20 pm (#

      I haven’t tried it, but it should work the same! :)