Salted Caramel Coconut Macaroons


Fill those thumbprints with caramel and a sprinkle of sea salt. Gilding the lily? Maybe! But it might just be your new favorite. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container, with waxed paper or parchment paper separating layers, up to 3 days, or frozen up to 3 months.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
24 macaroons


  • 5 ½ cups sweetened flaked coconut

  • cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • ½ cup caramel ice cream topping

  • ½ tablespoon Sea Salt, gray


  1. Arrange racks in the upper and lower thirds of the oven and preheat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or nonstick foil.

  2. Stir coconut, flour, and salt together in a large bowl. Stir in sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract until well blended. Use a medium cookie scoop to scoop and drop 2-inch balls of dough onto the prepared sheets. Using your thumb, make an indentation in each dough ball.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until coconut is toasted and bottoms are golden, 15 to 17 minutes, rotating pans halfway through. If cookies puff, re-press centers with the rounded side of a measuring teaspoon. Cool on the sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; cool completely.

  4. Spoon a scant teaspoon of caramel topping into each indentation. Sprinkle each with several flakes of sea salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

161 Calories
6g Fat
25g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 161
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 227mg 10%
Total Carbohydrate 25g 9%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 133mg 3%

* 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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