Cookie-a-day: Cheater’s Macaroons Recipe

HeatherHeather says:

I have a problem. While I don’t typically have a sweet tooth, if there is an open bag of sweetened coconut flakes in my house, I cannot stay away. I adore those shredded bits of coconut goodness.

Traditional macaroons usually contain egg whites, almond paste, and occasionally flour. Having neither almond paste nor the desire to head to the store, I whipped up this batch, which are handy for friends who have numerous allergies.

These are chewy and sweet, a nice alternative to many traditional options.

Have I mentioned they are easy?


  • 3 cups sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp salt


Preheat the oven to 350F. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Spoon onto a greased baking sheet. Bake for 10 -15 minutes until golden brown.

Allow to cool on the baking sheet for at least 5 minutes before carefully removing.

These are quite sticky while warm, but cool to a more desirable consistency.



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  2. Lisa on December 14, 2007 at 2:36 am

    I like cookies. I like easy. It’s WINWIN!

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