Easy 3-Ingredient Coconut Macaroons

3-ingredients - easy coconut macaroons
These coconut macaroons were made with three ingredients. Diana Rattray
    18 min
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These easy coconut macaroons are made with only 3 ingredients.

Line the baking sheets with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray or use nonstick foil for best results. 

The pictured macaroons were made with this recipe, but I added a few drops of almond flavoring along with the vanilla.

What You'll Need

  • 5 1/2 cups sweetened flaked coconut, gently packed
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Heat the oven to 325 F (165° C/Gas 3) , Line baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick foil.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl; blend well.
  3. Grease a teaspoon or cookie scoop or spray it with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Using the teaspoon or cookie scoop, drop mounds of coconut mixture onto the prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned around the edges.
  6. Remove to rack to cool.

Tips and Variations

  • Add 1 cup of chocolate or peanut butter chips to the mixture.
  • Add food coloring to the coconut mixture for holidays.
  • Add chopped candied red and green cherries along with 1/2 teaspoon of almond flavoring and 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract.
  • Dip the bottoms of the cooled macaroons in melted chocolate — melt 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips with 2 teaspoons of vegetable shortening. Or drizzle melted chocolate over the tops of the macaroons.
  • Add 1 cup of chopped pecans or walnuts to the coconut mixture.
  • Add about 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon of almond flavoring along with the vanilla extract.

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