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Thursday, November 26, 2020

Easy (and Egg-Free) Macaroons

Chewy coconut filled macaroons are a simple cookie to make. The batter is super simple to make and the goodness of sweetened condensed milk is baked right in!

 hand holding chocolate dipped coconut macaroon


    These chewy coconut macaroons may just be one of the easiest cookies there is to make. You stir together a few simple ingredients, scoop and bake. They are in the oven in almost no time at all. You are going to love how easy quick it goes and you'll love the sweet treats you made even more. Be sure to whip up a batch for the coconut lovers in your life!

    I hope you are ready to sink your teeth into some super simple treats. Because this recipe comes together in a jif and you can be enjoying the fruits of your labor before the dishes are dry.

    The resulting cookies have a slightly crisp exterior that gives way to a soft and chewy interior. The centers are cookie like and loaded with coconut flavor and texture.

    They are fabulous plain, but even better when dipped in or drizzled with chocolate. They really can make a statement.

    I originally shared this recipe back in 2015. I made a batch to share with friends who had just had a baby.

    This time I thought I would throw together a quick tutorial video and remind you how easy they are for your holiday baking. Be sure to put a batch on your menu this year!

close up of inside of a coconut macaroon

The difference between macaron and macaroon:

    If you are looking for the dainty French sandwich cookies, you are not in the right place. Macaron with one "o" are made with egg whites that are whipped into a meringue with almond flour folded in.

    They are piped, allowed to dry slightly and then baked to feather light perfection. They are then filled with buttercream or other fillings and sandwiched together.

    They are known to be finnicky, but melt in your mouth good. They are totally worth making, but not what we are going after here.

    Macaroons are generally a coconut filled cookie. They can be held together with egg whites or sweetened condensed milk like they are in this recipe.

    There is no leavening used, so they are popular during Passover. However they also make a fabulous addition to a Christmas treat tray.

 pile of chocolate dipped coconut macaroons on tray

Original post from 2015:

    When I was deciding what to include in Ro's meal delivery, I just knew there had to be macaroons. I had made some delicious chewy coconut macaroons a few weeks before and she raved over them.

    Those macaroons were egg white based which gave them a delicious fluffy airiness amidst the dense chewy coconut. I couldn't make the exact same recipe again, so this time I went with what seems to be the more popular version of macaroons.
large egg free coconut macaroons with chocolate on the bottom



    Making macaroons with sweetened condensed milk makes them a bit easier to do. There are no eggs to separate and no whites to whip. These come together in just a couple of minutes with no special equipment.

    Though these macaroons have the same flavor profile as the other macaroons, they are definitely different. As one would expect, the sweetened condensed milk and flour add a denser, more cookie like texture to the macaroons.

    I made these with my favorite large cookie scoop which is a 3 Tablespoon scoop and my scoops were rounded, so these puppies were huge. (Hey, that way you can say you only had one cookie! Right?!)

    You could certainly make them much smaller and still have delicious results. Just decrease the baking time a bit and watch for the ends of the coconut to brown.

 platter of coconut macaroons with chocolate bottoms


    Of course anything is better with a quick dip in chocolate. So, I dipped the bottom of these babies in a little melted chocolate. She just had a baby and chocolate is good for the soul, after-all.

    I delivered a plate of these bad boys, a pan of baked ziti and some homemade bread and was paid back handsomely in baby cuddles! It was definitely a good trade!

Watch me whip up a batch on YouTube:


thumbnail for macaroon video on youtube


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How to make easy egg free coconut macaroonshttps://youtu.be/zLwyB5yoDMkYou can make delicious coconut macaroons super easily. This recipe doesn't require eggs, so there's no separating or beating. Just mix together a few simple ingredients, scoop and bake. It's super easy!https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-th1-skGRtEY/X8BwPSN23CI/AAAAAAABDcQ/dOX-q87EShE8cQ6Zgg1bB8BGiiDK0f8yACNcBGAsYHQ/w400-h225/macaroons%2Bthumb.jpg2020-11-07
Yield: 24 servings
Author: Cooking With Carlee
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Easy Egg Free Macaroons

Easy Egg Free Macaroons

These chewy coconut macaroons may just be one of the easiest cookies there is to make. You stir together a few simple ingredients, scoop and bake. They are in the oven in almost no time at all. You are going to love how easy quick it goes and you'll love the sweet treats you made even more. Be sure to whip up a batch for the coconut lovers in your life!
Prep time: 10 MinCook time: 24 MinTotal time: 34 Min

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup flour
  • 14 oz package sweetened flake coconut
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Optional: 6-8oz chocolate

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Mix together flour, coconut and salt until well distributed.
  3. Stir in condensed milk, vanilla and almond extract. Keep stirring until well combined.
  4. Using a large cookie scoop, place in mounds on parchment lined baking sheet. They won't spread, so you don't need to leave much room in between the cookies.
  5. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the tips are golden.Alternately: drop a couple of 1 1/2 tablespoons of batter onto parchment paper and bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden
  6. Cool on a wire rack.
  7. Optional: Melt chocolate and dip bottoms of cookies in. Allow to set on parchment or wax paper. 

Calories

160.67

Fat (grams)

6.60

Sat. Fat (grams)

5.59

Carbs (grams)

23.40

Fiber (grams)

1.73

Net carbs

21.67

Sugar (grams)

18.25

Protein (grams)

2.64

Sodium (milligrams)

97.56

Cholesterol (grams)

7.58
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Chewy coconut filled macaroons are a simple cookie to make. The batter is super simple to make and the goodness of sweetened condensed milk is baked right in!



18 comments:

  1. I want one, no I NEED one this morning!! Fluffy mounds of goodness, I'm so in!!

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    1. The best part is they are so easy you could actually make them this morning and still get to work on time ;-) Have a lovely day, Andrea!

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  2. These look lovely! I hardly ever use coconut (because the hubby hates it) but I may have to make these cookies just for me! :-) I love how easy the recipe is too!

    Have a great day Carlee!

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    1. I used to every once in a while only because my husbands loves coconut. Now I like it too, so I see a lot more coconut in our future!

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  3. I love how you dipped them in chocolate! The perfect addition.

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  4. I love this! I usually don't make macaroons since I don't like having to whip eggs, but these seem to solve the problem. :) And the extra dip in chocolate makes them look even better! :)

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    1. These are a lot easier. It takes longer to preheat the oven than make the batter! And of course I think chocolate makes anything better!

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  5. You're so sweet. I wish you would come to visit ME! :-D These macaroons sound amazing with sweetened condensed milk. I love to put that magical liquid in my baked goods! I'm jealous you got baby cuddles. It's been a long time.

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    1. It is like liquid gold, isn't it?! I would love to come visit! We could have so much fun!

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  6. MMM, so yummy looking Carlee! Pinning these for later, my dad would love them!

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  7. Your Macaroons look delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you again soon!
    Miz Helen

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  8. Your macaroons look so good Carlee!
    Thanks for sharing the recipe with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J.
    Enjoy the week.
    Julie xo

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    1. Thank you, Julie! They were delicious and oh so easy!

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  9. What a neat trick! I love macaroons! :)

    I would LOVE for you join and share this at my DIY and Recipes FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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    1. Thanks, Jess! I stopped by and joined the group!

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