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Grandma's Corn Flake Coconut Macaroons

Rated as 4.17 out of 5 Stars

"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."
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45 m servings 23
Original recipe yields 30 servings (30 cookies)


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  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.


  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 23 calories; 0.4 4.8 0.2 0 31 Full nutrition

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These are super easy to make and taste great! They're not your typical dense macaroon though, they're more like meringues with extra chewy crunchiness, thanks to the coconut and corn flakes. Wh...

These macaroons were excellent! I made them exactly as written! But I did crush the cornflakes a little because they were very large flakes. The macaroons were crunchy and sweet. I love the addi...

Fast, nice and easy. But too sweet! Ideal for a party or special occasion.

These were okay cookies, very easy to make for a sweet treat. I doubled the recipe and only got about 34 cookies, using a teaspoon to scoop it out with.

Excellent just as they are! I used the crumbs from the bottom of the bran cereal box and with the second batch, added some mini chocolate chips. Also allowed them to dry for about half an hour i...