15 Coconut Macaroon Recipes to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

close up of Coconut Macaroons
Photo: Lily

When you have a hankering for a quick and easy dessert you can make using cheap pantry staples, there's nothing quite like delicious coconut macaroons. Whether you're in the mood for something basic and traditional (you can mix up this simple recipe using only five easy-to-find ingredients, and Chef John's Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons are wonderfully moist and tender) or something fun and new (these Pina Colada Macaroons are made with rum extract and pineapple), you'll find a new favorite cookie in this collection of coconut macaroon recipes.

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Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

coconut macaroons dipped in chocolate
Chef John

"Even first-time cookie makers can pull off super moist, tender, chewy macaroons," says Chef John. "Using sweetened condensed milk streamlines the operation and produces a very nice texture. Simple to make and easy to transport, these are the ultimate cookies to bring to any potluck."

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Pina Colada Macaroons

Pina Colada Macaroons

Any day can feel like a day at the beach with these Pina Colada-flavored macaroons. Made with dried pineapple, flaked coconut, salted macadamia nuts, and rum extract, they taste uncannily like the classic tropical cocktail.

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Coconut Macaroon Brownies

Coconut Macaroon Brownies

In this decadent dessert recipe, a sweet and creamy coconut macaroon filling (made with coconut flakes and sweetened condensed milk) is sandwiched between two chocolate brownie layers.

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Almond Macaroon Nests

Almond Macaroon Nests
Photo by footballgrl16.

How cute are these sweet little edible bird's nests? Topped with colorful chocolate-covered candies (such as peanut M&M's or Robin Eggs), this easy recipe will quickly become a springtime tradition in your family.

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Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons III
Coconut Macaroons III | Photo by Lily.

This top-rated recipe (it has more than 1,300 five-star reviews) has won many awards, according to recipe creator Kristil Kimbro Lyle. These classic five-ingredient cookies are as simple and delicious as it gets.

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Divine Macaroons

Divine Macaroons
Pictured: Divine Macaroons by happyschmoopies.

You only need four cheap ingredients to make these aptly named macaroons: shredded coconut, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and almond extract.

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Light and Fluffy Macaroons

Light and Fluffy Coconut Macaroons

"So easy to make and so delicious," raves reviewer Mariah A. "They were a huge hit at a recent dinner party. Only problem is that they're hard to stop eating."

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Salted Caramel Coconut Macaroons

Salted Caramel Coconut Macaroons

"Fill those thumbprints with caramel and a sprinkle of sea salt," says recipe creator thehungryscientist. "Gilding the lily? Maybe! But it might just be your new favorite."

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Grandma's Cornflake Macaroons

Grandma's Corn Flake Coconut Macaroons

"This recipe originally comes from my great-grandmother and has been handed down through four generations," says recipe creator AMYHAWK. "My Grandma Sally makes these almost every year for Christmas and it is one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes."

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Oatmeal Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

Oatmeal Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

Chocolate lovers will adore these easy, no-bake cookies. Make with six kitchen staples (quick-cooking oats, shredded coconut, cocoa powder, butter, sugar, and milk) that you probably already have on hand.

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Coconut and Marzipan Macaroons

Coconut and Marzipan Macaroons

These chocolate-dipped macaroons originated in the German city of Lübeck, according to recipe creator nch, which is famous for its marzipan. Ingredients like rum and lemon zest add a uniquely tasty flavor.

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Farm Macaroons

Farm Macaroons

These easy cookies have stood the test of time: "This is a recipe that we made on the farm in the 30s," says recipe creator Juanita Peek. "It is a delicious coconut macaroon."

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Coconut Macaroons German-Style

Coconut Macaroons German Style

The German macaroon, Kokosmakronen, is made with egg whites for a meringue-like texture and flavor. Quick and easy to make, they come together in about 20 minutes.

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Portuguese Coconut Cakes (Bolos de Coco)

Portuguese Coconut Cakes (Bolos de Coco)

Whip these cookies up with just four ingredients: shredded coconut, sugar, eggs, and lemon zest. "My grams makes these sweet little treats all the time," says recipe creator drodrigues101. "Easy and quick."

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Paleo Coconut Macaroons

Paleo Coconut Macaroons

"Paleo coconut macaroons are one of the simplest treats to prepare when you need a sweet recipe that's easy to make and only requires a few simple ingredients," says recipe creator Little Bites of Beauty. I enjoyed dipping these in a delicious cherry smoothie."

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