Easy Lemony Macaroons

Diane M.


I LOVE coconut! So it's safe to say that macaroons are one of my faves. So when I decided to tweak a recipe, this is what I came up with, and I do think it's pretty tasty....I hope that you enjoy it too.
(Good with or without chocolate:)

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2 dozen
15 Min
20 Min


2 large
1 pinch
of salt
1 pkg
of shredded coconut (14 oz size)
1 can(s)
sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1/4 tsp
lemon or orange extract
1/2 tsp
lemon zest, grated
dipping chocolate (opptional)


1Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2Beat the 2 egg whites and salt until stiff.

3In separate bowl, combine coconut, condensed milk, extracts and zest.

4Carefully, but thoroughly combine egg whites with coconut mixture, deflating egg whites as little as possible. With small ice cream scoop, scoop mixture onto parchment-lined cookie sheet.

5Bake for 20-22 mins or until set and golden, with a few of the top pieces of coconut just starting to brown. Cool cookies completely on cooling rack.
For an extra special touch, dip bottoms or half of cookies in melted chocolate, let harden on wax paper in cool area.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American