Macaroon Recipes

Allrecipes has over 60 recipes for American-style coconut macaroons and French macarons in chocolate, pistachio, almond and vanilla.

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Perfect Coconut Macaroons

Rating: 4.5 stars 141
After falling in love with a local bakery's coconut macaroon, I attempted to create a duplicate version at home. This is what I came up with.


Rating: 4 stars 36
Macaron is the French word for macaroon, but are never the coconut-based cookie. Macarons are one of the most amazing pastries, with hundreds of flavors and fillings. Macarons are made from almond flour and meringue, with even the pros claiming to failure on a regular basis. After going through dozens of recipes and trials, this is the most reliable macaron recipe I could come up with. You could get lighter using the Italian meringue method, but it's less dependable.
By Deegan

French Macarons

Rating: 4 stars 36
These cookies are a labor of love and we did a lot of research to perfect this recipe for you, after our own failures. Please follow as written and you will have a delicious and well-presented cookie. You may wish to experiment with different fillings. Enjoy!


Rating: 4.5 stars 123
Beaten egg whites make these macaroons light and foamy.

Coconut Macaroons III

Rating: 4.5 stars 1535
This coconut macaroons recipe has won many 1st place ribbons at my state fair. They are very simple to make.

Pina Colada Macaroons

Rating: 5 stars 3
I love the tropical taste of these chewy delights. It's important to dice the pineapple very small so it does not overwhelm the other flavors.

Oatmeal Chocolate Coconut Macaroons

Rating: 4 stars 68
No fuss, no bake, coconut, oatmeal, and chocolate cookies! One of our Christmas favorites! You can also freeze these! Enjoy!

Air Fryer Coconut Macaroons

Nutty, sweet, and exactly what you expect from a coconut macaroon! The texture is crispy on the outside and somewhat sticky and chewy on the inside. The chocolate adds a nice bitterness that cuts through the sweetness. These are so easy to prepare and would make great gifts, plus, they're easy to freeze!

Coconut Macaroon Brownies

Rating: 4.5 stars 118
These decadent brownies have a delicious layer of coconut sandwiched between two chocolate layers. They were requested at a political campaign, at a social party and at my fiftieth anniversary.

Chocolate-Dipped Coconut Macaroons

Rating: 4.5 stars 49
Even first-time cookie makers can pull off super moist, tender, chewy macaroons. 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. Just stick an almond inside each macaroon if you want to relive that chocolate-coated coconut-filled candy bar of your childhood.

Light and Fluffy Coconut Macaroons

Rating: 4.5 stars 71
A great recipe that makes light and fluffy coconut macaroons.

Coconut Macaroons II

Rating: 4 stars 158
This is a very simple coconut macaroon recipe that uses only 4 ingredients. Condensed milk gives it a richer flavor than most.

Inspiration and Ideas

How to Make Macarons
Master the macaron! Here's how to make light and airy macaron cookies that are crispy on the outside, tender and chewy on the inside.
Coconut Macaroons III
Rating: Unrated 1576
"This is the best recipe I have ever made using this site!" – dh
Coconut Macaroons I
Rating: 3.5 stars 8

You will need a pastry bag with a large star tip to form these cookies.