coconut macaroons

Easy as 1-2-3 Macaroons

This is a super easy and really yummy recipe for coconut macaroons that we’re all enjoying this year. It’s moist and I think it tastes pretty close to the store-bought macaroons that I grew up with in the US (think Maneshewitz brand).   It has just four ingredients and doesn’t require beating any egg whites.

Easy As 1-2-3 Macaroons

  • 1 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 c. coconut
  • 1 pkg vanilla sugar (can leave this out if you don’t have it)

Mix all ingredients thoroughly.  Form into balls and bake on an ungreased pan at 350 degrees until the tops are just hardly browned.  Take out of oven and let cool to solidify.

coconut macaroons

For our family I quadruple this recipe to make one batch.  It’s a good thing I bought a 50 lb bag of shredded coconut before Pesach because these are so good, so easy and thanks to being gluten free, something all the kids can enjoy – we’ve made a bunch!



9 thoughts on “Easy as 1-2-3 Macaroons

  1. The vanilla sugar packet is a new one for me – how much is in a packet/can I substitute my home infused vanilla sugar?

    1. Mmm… I’m not a scientific kind of cook; I just dump things in and see if they taste good! I’ll guess that a packet is 2 t. of vanilla sugar. If you’re using vanilla extract, you can use 1/2 – 1 t. instead. (I’ll try to open up a packet and measure it for you later!)

      1. I measured while making a cake last night, and there are 2 teaspoons of vanilla sugar in a packet (this is in Israel)

        Thanks for the recipe! Can’t wait to try it!

    1. LOL, I really did! I got it to make more gluten free baked goods that ds3 can eat along with everyone else, and since it was kosher l’Pesach waited a few weeks after buying it to open it for Pesach.

  2. We are sugar free. I assume the moisture in the macaroon comes from the melted sugar… Date syrup/honey would be too gooey I think. Any substitution for the sugar would be appreciated!

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