Grandma's Corn Flake Coconut Macaroons


A fast and easy recipe that is great for mailing to friends and family, festively snowy white, and very tasty with a pleasantly crunchy and chewy texture. This recipe originally comes from my great-grandmother and has been handed down through four generations. My Grandma Sally makes these almost every year for Christmas and it is one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes. The cookies will be chewy-crunchy when finished cooling, not gooey.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
30 cookies


  • 1 egg white

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ½ cup shredded coconut

  • 1 cup cornflakes cereal


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

  2. Grease a baking sheet.

  3. Beat egg white in a bowl with an electric hand-mixer until stiff peaks form.

  4. Gradually beat sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, into egg whites until fully incorporated. Stir salt and vanilla extract into egg whites until thoroughly mixed.

  5. Fold coconut and corn flakes into the mixture.

  6. Drop coconut mixture by the teaspoon onto the prepared baking sheet.

  7. Bake cookies in the preheated oven until lightly crisp, 20 minutes.

  8. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool, at least 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

23 Calories
0g Fat
5g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 30
Calories 23
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 0g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 0mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 7mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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