Mom's Easter Coconut Macaroon Cookie Recipe

There are many recipes for these cookies, some use condensed milk. I have tried some of the other recipes along the way and always come back to this one. When I was a little girl, mom would make these as a treat at Easter. I could never understand why only once a year because they are by far the easiest cookie to make not many ingredients. She absolutely was a huge lover of coconut, as I am. Sometimes she would even tint the coconut green first, let it dry and add to looks like grass.  I think back in those days coconut was something of a luxury to buy. One of her favorites and mine. I made these for Easter this year in her memory. I don't have small children running around but you can decorate them with jelly beans as she did for the grandchildren. No matter how creative you get, they taste fantastic. You won't be sorry.

Mom's Macaroon Recipe:
The Late Margaret Ann Faneilli Colenzo

Heat oven to 325 degrees

4 egg whites
1/4 cup sugar

With a heavy duty electric mixer and whip attachment,  add 4 egg whites to the bowl. adding the 1/4 sugar a little at a time and beat until stiff peaks not dry. I then add 1 drop of coconut oil flavoring or 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

In another bowl, combine 1/2 flour, 1 cup sugar, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 2- 1/2 cups of coconut shredded mix all together evenly.

Gently fold the egg whites into the flour'/coconut mixture until moistened adding alittle at a time. Drop by tablespoons or teaspoons full onto parchment or a silapat mat.

Bake in the preheated 325 degree hot oven until the top starts to brown. Remove to cool to a baking rack with a thin metal spatula.  You can drizzle melted chocolate add the jelly beans for a birds nest look on top when cooled or leave plain.

+claudia lamascolo  Author


  1. Our family loves macaroons! Will have to whip up a batch of these

  2. Love, love, love macaroons and their lightness of being. Jellybeans on top would be fun but I am loving the chocolate drizzle. Your mother was right - some things are so special because you make them once a year!

  3. I love coconut and macaroons are a favorite. I'm pinning this to try very soon. Happy Easter.

  4. I love these gorgeous egg white cookies too.
    Happy Easter, Claudia.

  5. I love how these macaroons are so easy to make. Happy Easter!

  6. Very beautiful..greetings from Italy ciao Lia


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