Easy Three-Ingredient Gluten-Free German Christmas Coconut Cookies


These German coconut cookies (Kokosmakronen) are one of the most popular German Christmas cookies and use three ingredients. They are gluten free, lactose free, and very easy to make. Store in airtight containers.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
45 cookies


  • 4 egg whites

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 cups unsweetened coconut flakes


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Beat egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until stiff peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, and continue beating. Fold in coconut flakes with a spatula.

  3. Use 2 teaspoons to place little mounds of coconut mixture 2 inches apart onto the baking sheets.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, 15 to 20 minutes, depending on the size of the cookies. Allow to cool on baking sheet for a few minutes, then carefully transfer onto a wire rack to cool completely.

Cook's Note:

In Germany, Kokosmakronen are baked on edible "Back Oblaten" (very thin round wafer paper) you can order online, but you can put them directly on parchment paper as well.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

46 Calories
3g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 45
Calories 46
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 3%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Sodium 7mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 1mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 27mg 1%

* 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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