I also dipped them in chocolate. Sweetened condensed milk is heavier than water. I sat down and cried.. (in a good way).. my Dad would be so happy to know he’s still being remembered and honoured… with this amazing cookie at Christmas and my sister will love them!.. Thank you for sharing. And I had only a caramelized milk (Dulce de leche), and not condensed. I’ve tried so many and everything is explained so well, it is hard to mess any recipe up and everything is sooooo good. These are divine. Thanks for sharing! How can I fix this? You wrote recipe needs 5 1/3C of coconut but 14 ounce is equivalent of 1.75C, NOT 5 and 1/3C. This looks like a great recipe! Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This recipe gave me great macaroons; great texture and flavor! Macaroons are a favorite of a lot of friends, family, and co-workers. When I tried placing them on to a baking sheet I ended up what looked like pancake mix. Perfect! If baking in convection oven bake only 12 minutes. Hi Diana, Unfortunately, I don’t think either would work well here. The macaroons may be a little runny on the bottom if the egg whites aren’t stiff enough. Hi Kelly, Thanks for the suggestion. I really like your site. Had a momentary panic when the coconut & condensed milk mixture seemed too dry to fold in the egg whites. These are amazing! I’m not certain why that would happen if you used parchment paper. I followed the directions exactly and they turned out perfectly (although I did not dip them in chocolate). I was hoping to make these for Easter but I have an egg allergy. 1 was milk chocolate and the other 2 were semi-sweet. Thank you for this easy and super delicious recipe, I wanted to make this for my gluten-allergic boyfriend, who loves coconut. And can you use liquid eggs whites instead of regular whites from an egg? You can also add almond slivers to the chocolate for some variety. Undoubtedly the best macaroon I have ever had. I am hoping to make these into balls for snowmen as part of a xmas bake off competition, will be attempting in a couple of days. Generally speaking, macaroons … I make them for all occasions. The macaroons get baked at 325°F. The chocolate melted easily in the microwave. Thank you so much, so tempting! Aha! I shared this recipe on Facebook and a friend said she makes these but adds chopped pecans to the mixture. My daughter has asked for them for her birthday ( she’s in her 40’s), and I made them for a niece’s wedding. This is the easiest recipe and they are a hit with everyone. I have eggs white left from previous recipe, what would happen if U used 3 egg white instead of 2 with this recipe? You mentioned you converted the temperature to Celsius – did you bake them at 165°C? And they’re pretty easy to make. Terrible recipe – stuck to the parchment paper so badly I had to throw the entire batch away. Like Mary Lou, I made a double batch because the can is exactly 14 oz. The … Hope that helps! I am having an issue though. I really appreciate it. I prepared this recipe for a ladies tea for 100 guests and appreciated being able to bake and freeze them ahead of time. Be sure to download our complete guide here! I have to make some gluten free treats and I’m not very good at finding gluten in recipes. Anyone else have this problem? Learn how to minimize the spread of germs with an extra few seconds of scrubbing. bags. Hi Carrie, Was your oven rack in the center of the oven? Just made these based on the wonderful reviews from everyone. The cookies keep well in an airtight container at room temperature for about a week. Ana, that’s what I did with my leftover sweetened condensed milk…but I used unsweetened baking chocolate. Instead, try dipping them in bittersweet chocolate to temper the sweetness. So much better than most you can buy at the bakery or in a store. The sweetened condensed milk adds enough sweetness. I had the same problem with mine and have worked in a bakery with egg whites/meringue many times over. I only want a small batch with 7ounces coconut! As an engineer who loves to bake, I have to make note of the many comments about the sweetened condensed milk. Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and … Hi Les, glad you like them! Hi Christine, All macaroons do pool a little around the edges, but these shouldn’t do that nearly as much; it’s likely that the egg whites weren’t beaten long enough. It makes these soooo much more than usual macaroons. 🙂 I’m using them as a blog post later today. And watch videos demonstrating recipe prep and cooking techniques. I never liked macaroons, however my husband loves them, so as a treat for him this Easter, I figured I would make a batch…I now love macaroons as well!! Sadly, these did too.😞 I still gave 5 stars because coconut macaroons are awesome. Hi! I had a little puddling but I think I may not have folded the ingredients enough. Coconut Macaroons (mac-uh-runes) are a shredded coconut cookie of sorts. It was a hit. Love this recipe. Oh, My Goodness! Each time I can’t seem to keep my kids and husband from eating them (: We LOVE these! They were a big hit! Everyone loves them and they are in the keeper file. Was really disappointed. I convert Fahrenheit to C as I live in the UK. I noticed that condensed milk is sold by weight–not liquid measure. I’ve done that before and it makes a BIG difference! Jenn, after reading the numerous reviews and questions concerning the amount of sweetened condensed milk, as a suggestion, instead of saying 7/8 cups, maybe you should post it as 7 oz. Enjoy! Enjoy! Hi Jenn, I tried your macaroon recipe and I just wanted to let you know that they are divine. Looking at this recipe I do not see the quantity for the ingredients. The recipe itself didn’t get highly rated so I found yours. What is the best way to store them? Hi Sage, I’d suggest reducing your oven temp slightly as it sounds like it might run a bit hot. These coconut macaroons turned out extremely well and I only wish I had made more. For holiday time, I always garnish (before baking) with a couple tiny bits of red and green maraschino cherries – festive! And it’s worth using high quality dark chocolate for dipping. Hi Kim, Unfortunately, these cookies need to be baked immediately but they do keep well if you want to make them a few days ahead of time. Did you read all of the instructions? Mix and store in refrigerator overnight. It’s confusing b/c the standard ounces on a measuring cup are for water and sweetened condensed milk is heavier than water. Please send it to me at [email protected] 🙂. If so maybe a bit of flour would suffice….? Can you refrigerate the cookie batter for a couple of days before baking. My husband loves them and so does company. Please help. Use your hands to mix well, completely combining ingredients. If yes, how much would you recommend? Sorry! Seeing this recipe I gave it a try and YES they were what my Dad loved. I added one extra egg white, as they looked a little crumbly, and they held together really well. Yes, the recipe calls for sweetened flaked coconut — that makes a difference. Hi: I have about 2/3 of a bag of Baker’s coconut left that has been in the refrigerator for about 3 months, closed tightly. I made these cookies for a friend who loves coconut macaroons. Can I use unsweetened dedicated coconut? *Almost* loved these, but I’m not a fan of extreme sweet…Is there a way to make them less so, aside from using unsweetened coconut which I did? Your recipe noted 20 minutes in the top directions and 25 in the bottom directions:) I am waiting for them to get done! Hi Julia, I think a few hours would be fine. What did I do wrong? Made these several times and each time they are heavenly. I used the whole can of condensed milk and I know it will run. Hope you enjoy! The other reason is that the portion sizing seemed a bit generous. Hi Jenni, So sorry you had trouble with sticking. Thank you, Karen. Tried them both with and without chocolate. The pictures & text are a big help especially for the non-cook. I followed the measurement of ingredients (metric), but I think the amount of condensed milk was not right, since my mixture ended up really really dry. Yes! Does it have to be like this to use your recipes? Doing this would ensure that they are not over baked. This recipe gave me some hints – shaping with two spoons, for example – which made the process easier and less messy. Hi Suzon, Glad the macaroons were a hit! I’ve been trying to find a delicious coconut macaroon recipe for over a year now that matches the one at my local bakery. Wondering if I can make the mixture the night before and refrigerate? I prefer Belgian milk chocolate as a little dip. Made these (twice) and they are delicious! Sorry! Not only is this recipe easy, the results are absolutely incredible. Made then for my Seder last night. Hi Isabelle, I prefer to line them with parchment paper. It’s my new go-to dessert to impress guests. First time making macaroons and they turned out great!!! Thanks!! My software team ate three batches of these for a recent potluck. Make the macaroons: In a large … If you burn the bottoms, move up a rack and try the extra cookie sheet trick, it worked even when I used parchment paper the second time. The macaroons were very very good. Hi Shazeen, So glad you like the recipes! This recipe was awful! They were easy and look very elegant. )- thank you! I am classically trained in International Pastry and Baking, and the “scant” cup tip hits the proverbial nail on the head. Can these macaroons be frozen with the chocolate or should I freeze them and dip them when they defrost? Hi Alisha, sounds like a good combination, but if the extract was a bit too much, I’d suggest cutting it in half and just trying 1/8 tsp. These macaroons are delicious. They are absolutely delicious and have officially made it to the must bake holiday cookie list. Yes…I also used unsweetened coconut and they were awesome. Can’t wait to serve these for Christmas. Hope that’s helpful! bag has more coconut and goes by weight, where I used volume? How many macaroons does the recipe yield? Hope you continue to enjoy the recipes 🙂. Thank You! I’ve tried to make the coconut amount as clear as possible – that’s why I have both the ounces and the number of cups needed in the ingredient. For best results, I’d stick with the egg here – sorry! Next time I will double up on the recipient should I need double. It didn’t make a difference to anyone who ate one so save some money and use chocolate chips! Is there a way to stop this from happening? Thanks. Omg!!! Sorry, there will be no measurements. These were the best GF macaroons I’ve ever made!!! I do love your site, lots of cooking inspiration. Hi Jacquie, While it sounds like a nice idea, I don’t think it would work well– sorry! I did melt chocolate and stripe across top of cookies. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. People always ask me for the recipe after tasting them and I am pleased to direct them to the Once Upon a Chef website. Can it be salvaged? I am not an amateur baker, so I can’t figure out how to resolve. I am going to make these as favors for my company’s Holiday Party dinner and put them in decorative clear bags with bows. Hi Jenn, it’s Allyson again. Hope you enjoy! I followed the recipe exactly. Thank you. Is this how it’s suppose to be? Hi This is my first time making coconut macaroons. This is truly perfect! I do like Girardelli’s dark dipping chocolate for these. Hi Beth, While I recommend sweetened coconut, I’ve seen in the comments that some readers have used unsweetened and have been happy with how the macaroons have turned out. In terms of timing for beating the egg whites, it should take a few minutes. Hi Babs, A baking sheet is the same thing as a cookie sheet, so something like this. The recipe is a “keeper.”. I made your macaroons last night. I would use half of the salt cause I thought they were a bit in the salty side. Everyone loves it!! Thank you. Who knew they would be so easy to make and yet so amazing!! Use of this website is subject to mandatory arbitration and other terms and conditions, select this link to read those agreements. Thanks! I’m not certain how this will affect the macaroons, so if you prepare them this way, I’d love to know how they turn out! They are in the oven now will see what happens. Definitely fancy with the chocolate! Thanks, Jenn! Thank you, Jenn! Bake at 325° for 18-20 minutes or until Thank you for a perfect recipe. Anyway, they were very simple to make and turned out perfectly. Parchment paper (don’t use wax paper for this; the macaroons will stick). I just wanted you to know that Macaroons were my Dad’s favourite cookie, and because my sister is GF, I decided to try your recipe to give to her and honour him for Christmas.. They were the perfect amount of sweetness especially when I added the chocolate. Can I use it instead? They came out perfectly shaped! I made some with the chocolate and some without because not everyone loves chocolate. © Copyright 2020 Meredith Corporation. No reply, and I have no complaint. Didn’t come out great. sugar, flour and salt. A can is normally 14 oz., which is about 1 1/4 cup (according to the can, 20 Tb.). Delicious no matter what! I assume thenext well made batch will be perfection! Everyone loved them too, they were surprisingly easy to make. I made these on parchment paper and they stuck LIKE CRAZY. I’ve made these before with great success. I think the egg whites would get watery. I see a photo of the ingredients but I do not see the amount for each ingredient. Is it 5 & 1/3 cups shredded coconut, or 5/3 cups? I was wondering how much 2 large egg whites is equal to if I use liquid egg whites (250g)? Everybody loved them! Bake for 23 to 25 minutes, rotating the pans from top to bottom and front to back, until the tops and edges are golden. Thanks for the recipe- it is a keeper. Yes i had the same issue!! A definite winner. Plus, we have the scoop on that "add corn syrup to the water" myth. They should keep nicely in an airtight container for up to a week. These were simple, looked great, and we’re delicious. Hi Doan, So glad you’re enjoying the site 🙂 I wouldn’t adjust the sweetness — if you reduce the sweetened condensed milk, the macaroons will be dry. Can they be frozen? Can you tell me how approx how many minutes to get a stiff peak using an electric mixer.. thank you! If so can you dip them in chocolate the day you plan to serve them? This is a top notch recipe, the very best you will find on the net. My. Yes, I think that should work. 8 ounces is 1 cup. I’d suggest this recipe by Alice Medrich – I’ve tried it and it’s very good. However, I had two problems my Macaroons at 25 minutes were much darker than yours ( Not burned but I would like them lighter lol) and my oven was fully set to 325º so the next batch I tried 20 minutes and they were still darker than yours! The result was some of the cookies spreading more than others. Seems like you measured correctly; did you beat the egg whites until stiff? But the key to your perfect macaroons is *not* to use the whole can (rather 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons), so why not say that in the ingredients list? In a large bowl, stir together the flour, coconut and salt. They came out perfect! Hi Fab, This recipe actually has metric conversions — just scroll down to the recipe and immediately under the recipe title on the right side, you’ll see a little toggle. DELICIOUS! I found your site and the recipe, The recipe was simple and delicious. I’ll never be satisfied with grocery store macaroons again. I see that I may freeze them for a month! I make this recipe weekly, most times plain, occasionally chocolate dipped if that is requested . It’s my fault, not the recipe. Can I freeze these? I measure by weight (too lazy to wash all the measuring cups…) the scant cup of condensed milk did weigh 8 ounces , but the 5 1/3 cups of coconut weighed way more than 14 ounces. I just have to keep coconut on hand. Enjoy! Easy to make, delicious, coconut happiness. I’m using sweetened shredded coconut-that’s what the recipe calls for but I see you used flaked (? I think you should consider updating the ingredients list. Did I do something wrong? your recipe is so delicious! Ilynn, I wouldn’t recommend it. I keep seeing questions about using coconut milk but haven’t seen the reply. Easy to follow directions, make sure you use exact measurements. I’ve made these a few times now–once for me, and once to mail to my sister-in-law, who also loves coconut. Your helpful suggestions will be welcome. When we add milk and butter to soften it, the chocolate won’t harden. You rock! The best Low Carb coconut macaroons—chewy & moist inside, crispy golden exterior. Hi Fran, That’s odd — I’ve never had anything stick to parchment paper. Even the temperature and time for baking is wrong: too long and too high. Enjoy! when it converts to metric, the oven temp also converts, but it says 165F instead of 165C. I have also used arrowroot powder and tapioca powder abt 1Tbsp mixed with 3 T of liquid. Shames a Mounds bar! Thanks for a great recipe!! Easy to make, and deliciously moist and coconutty! Have you tried this one? Thanks for sharing! 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