Healthy Coconut Macaroons

Made with sweetened coconut flakes, egg whites, and just a few other ingredients, these Coconut Macaroons are moist, chewy, and perfectly flavored. They’re wonderful for Passover and Christmas baking but can be enjoyed anytime.
PREP TIME:35minutes 
COOK TIME:45minutes 
TOTAL TIME:1hour  20minutes 
YIELD: 17 servings
COURSE: Dessert
CUISINE: American


  • sheet pan
  • heavy saucepan


  • 3/4 cup egg whites (from 5 large eggs)
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 10 oz sweetened coconut flakes (Baker’s (about 3 1/3 cups))
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


  • In a heavy saucepan combine egg whites, sugar and coconut flakes and cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently until all the ingredients combine together, about 12-15 minutes.
  • The mixture should be sticky and moist, not dry.
  • Remove from heat and stir in the almond and vanilla extracts. Set aside on a dish and let it cool in the refrigerator about 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 300F°.
  • Using a tablespoon, scoop tightly packed tablespoonfuls onto a baking sheet covered with a silpat or parchment paper.
  • Bake 27-30 minutes or until golden.


Serving: 2cookiesCalories: 129kcalCarbohydrates: 14.5gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 5.5gCholesterol: 54.5mgSodium: 74mgFiber: 1gSugar: 13.5g
– W–W Points: 6
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