Chewy Coconut Macaroons
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Bake: 20 min./batch
- 2-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
- 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 can (14 ounces) fat-free sweetened condensed milk
- 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
- In a bowl, toss the coconut, flour and salt. Stir in milk and extract until blended (mixture will be thick and sticky).
- Drop by level tablespoonfuls 3 in. apart onto lightly greased baking sheets. Bake at 300° just until golden brown, 18-22 minutes. Cool for 2 minutes before removing from pans to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie: 83 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 41mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.
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Oct 22, 2019
I'm a huge taste of home fan but this one missed the mark for me. I followed the recipe. They did not run during baking although the batter seemed very thin. The finished cookies literally tasted like coconut and flour.
Jul 4, 2017
I want to try this recipe....can it be made using regular Sweetened Condensed Milk as apposed to fat free?
Mar 31, 2017
What could I replace with almond extract??
Sep 15, 2016
These were a huge hit at the party we had. They were so easy. Love the sweet coconut flavor! I will be making these again.
Feb 27, 2015
These were a bit hit at this week's family dinner. Everyone likes chocolate so I placed a Hershey's Kiss on top of each macaroon while they were cooling. I use a cookie scoop to drop the mixture onto parchment paper. No messy hands and each cookie is the same size. I used 1 teaspoon rum extract instead of the almond extract.
Apr 3, 2014
These are very easy and everyone's favorite! My family often requests these. My sister will not share these with ANYONE!!!
Dec 8, 2013
I was so excited to try these but my family didn't like them and requested not to make them again. The texture was unpleasantly chewy, not at all like a typical macaroon. I may try one more time just to see if it was a fluke that they didn't turn out but I was disappointed in this first round.
Nov 19, 2013
Those that aren't sure about almond flavoring. Try vanilla flavoring as substitute. Most people love this flavoring in cookies cakes and pies.
May 21, 2013
Very easy to make and very chewy, yum! I added a handful of frozen raspberries before baking and drizzled with white chocolate. They look beautiful too
Feb 7, 2013
I'm not a huge fan of coconut...but these are amazing! They are perfectly chewy and not too sweet. Followed the recipe except I used only 1 teaspoon of almond extract and that added just enough flavor. I melted semi-sweet chocolate chips and dipped some cookies and drizzled others. These are very pretty cookies that I would be proud to serve to guests.