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Hi Bold Bakers!
We all know and love traditional chocolate dipped coconut macaroons! They are full of coconutty flavor and have a great chewy texture. While these are pretty simple to whip up to begin with, I’ve gone a step farther and made them fool proof!
My 3 Ingredient Coconut Macaroons recipe is an amazing way to start baking. If you are a beginner baker or are simply looking for a super quick and delicious recipe, this one is for you! And you’ll be on your way to becoming a truly Bold Baker, baking with confidence!
How to Make Coconut Macaroons?
The base of this recipe is actually just 2 ingredients – sweetened condensed milk and shredded coconut! While traditional coconut macaroons are made using egg whites, these are egg free. All you do is mix the 2 ingredients in a big bowl, scoop, and then bake. After just 15 minutes in the oven, I dip the cookies in rich melted chocolate and allow to set.
The result are coconut cookies that are perfectly sweet, toasty and golden on the outside while being moist and chewy on the inside. They are impressive enough to serve at any party or special event, and no one has to know they were easy as pie!
What’s the Difference between a Macaron vs. Macaroon?
Macarons and macaroons are very different cookies. A macaroon is traditionally made with coconut while a macaron is meringue based and made with almond flour. French Macarons are considered much more difficult to make and finicky than these easy macaroons. You can give my French Macaron recipe a go but make sure you watch my step-by-step video so you’re ready.
And you can get more 3 Ingredient Cookies including:
- Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Peanut Butter Cookies
- Shortbread Cookies
- Vegan Coconut Cookies
- Vegan Chocolate Banana Cookies
Watch The Recipe Video!
3 Ingredient Coconut Macaroons
- 3 1/4 cups (10oz/300g) shredded coconut
- 3/4 cup (7oz/225g) sweetened condensed milk (about 1/2 can)
- 1/2 cup (3oz/90g) chocolate, melted
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat Mat.
- In a medium bowl combine the coconut and sweetened condensed milk. . Mix with a spoon until the coconut and milk are completely mixed, the mixture will be very sticky but not too wet.
- Use a tablespoon measure scoop out 2 tablespoons of the coconut mixture and place on your cookie sheet about 1 inch apart, no need to worry about these spreading.
- Gently form into a rounded mound for form the classic macaroon shape.
- Bake until the tops are golden brown, about 15-20 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
- Once cooled dip the bottom or top of each macaroon in melted chocolate. Set aside on a wire rack to set. Once cooled store in an airtight container for 4 days. Enjoy!
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