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Coconut Macroons Inspired by Ina Garten

Last Modified: 04/08/11
First Published: 03/26/11
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coconut macroons 

Coconut Macroons


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General Info
Servings: 20
Total Cost: $5.84
Cost Per Serving: $0.29
Total Calories: 4,100
Calories/Serving: 205
Coconut Meat, Dried, Sweetened, Shredded * 14.00 Ounces $2.36 2,731
Sweetened Condensed Milk * 14.00 Ounces $2.90 1,323
Egg White * 2.00 Ounces $0.36 34
Extract, Vanilla Pure 1 Teaspoon 4.33 Grams $0.21 12
Salt, Kosher 1/4 Teaspoon 1.20 Grams $0.00 0

This is a really easy dish to make and with just a few ingredients anyone can whip up these cookies quickly. At just about 30 cents a cookie they are pretty cheap, although at 205 calories apiece don't eat the whole batch.

Makes about 20 cookies


    * 14 ounces sweetened shredded coconut
    * 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
    * 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    * 2 extra-large egg whites, at room temperature
    * 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Combine the coconut, condensed milk, and vanilla in a large bowl. Whip the egg whites and salt on high speed in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment until they make medium-firm peaks. Carefully fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture.

Drop the batter onto sheet pans lined with parchment paper using either a 1 3/4-inch diameter ice cream scoop, or 2 teaspoons. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown. Cool and serve.