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Easiest Macaroon Recipe Ever!

Updated on March 10, 2014

How to make Macaroons

How do you define a Macaroon? Are they cakes, cookies, chewies or candies? Some people claim a Scottish chocolate bar to be a macaroon while others point to meringues, or to carajitos. Do you draw the line at Turkish Acibadem kurabiyesi?

In my book, Macaroons are sweet, chewy, moist and marvelous, coconut and milk biscuits.

I made them as a child, now I make them with my small granddaughter, still using the easiest Macaroon recipe ever.

Susanna Duffy

Macaron versus Macaroon

A Macaroon is not a Macaron.

Macarons are little almond-and-air cookies, usually in pastel colours, and you can see them on Gossip Girl.

Macaroons aren't just the English spelling of Macarons. They're made with coconut, sometimes with almond, and you can see them on my kitchen table.

My Macaroons

I made these when I was nine to a standing ovation from my brothers.Since then, numerous boys and grandfathers have devoured them and begged for more.

3 cups shredded coconut

1 cup sweetened condensed milk

Method

Generously grease baking sheets.

Mix up the coconut and milk well

Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the baking sheets.

Gently press them down with the back of spoon to an even thickness.

Bake in moderate to hot oven for 15 minutes, or until macaroons are golden brown.

Sometimes I drop a blob of jam into the middle of the macaroons before putting them in the oven.

Shredded Coconut versus Dessicated Coconut

Shredded Coconut is not Dessicated Coconut

Shredded Coconut is made up of thin pieces of coconut. You need shredded coconut to make coconut cake, for both the cake and the frosting. Perfect for macaroons.

Desiccated Coconut is an unsweetened, very powdery product which is produced by drying shredded coconut and then grinding the shreds.

Macaroon Extras

Does that sound too plain? Were you expecting more?

Add to the mixture before you drop them on the baking sheet, 1 and 1/2 teaspoons almond extract and/or 2 teaspoons vanilla extract.

Macaroons with Flour

Ingredients

1 and 1/2 cups shredded coconut

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons of plain (all-purpose) flour

2 egg whites

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Method

Combine the coconut, sugar and flour in a bowl

Separate the eggs.Stir egg whites into the bowl

Add vanilla extract and mix all ingredients well.

Gently press them down with the back of spoon to an even thickness.

Bake in moderate to hot oven for 15 minutes, or until macaroons are golden brown.

Macaroons with Eggwhite

ingredients

4 large egg whites

1/2 cup sugar

Cup of shredded coconut, lightly toasted

Method

Whip the egg whites until white and starting to stiffen.

Gradually add the sugar and keep whipping.

Fold the coconut in, very gently with a rubber spatula.

On greased baking sheets, drop teaspoons of the mixture.

Bake in a moderate to hot oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown

What's best?

Macaroon or Macaron?

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    • mariacarbonara profile image

      mariacarbonara 

      4 years ago

      I loooooveeee coconut macaroons! This is going right to the top of my todo list! Great lens

    • Sher Ritchie profile image

      Sher Ritchie 

      6 years ago

      I'd always wondered what a macaroon was - they appeared in stories all the time when I was a girl - and now I know. They sound delicious. I love your lens, I've featured it on mine: https://hubpages.com/food/valentine-day-lemon-vani... . Thanks for sharing!

    • Elyn MacInnis profile image

      Elyn MacInnis 

      6 years ago from Shanghai, China

      Yum. I am testing macaroons and will try these...

    • rorymullen lm profile image

      rorymullen lm 

      6 years ago

      I love biting into the yummy air filled goodness made from God. LOL but for real, I wonder how long these Macaroons last and can they be frozen?

    • RhondaAlbom profile image

      Rhonda Albom 

      8 years ago from New Zealand

      These do look like the worlds easiest macaroons! I always learn something new and unexpected from your lenses. Today it was coconut. Thanks.

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