Easy Coconut Macaroons with 4 Ingredients

These easy coconut macaroons with 4 ingredients are super simple to make and you probably already have on hand. You won’t need any sweetened condensed milk, because these chewy coconut macaroons are made totally from scratch!

White chocolate is drizzled on the top for a little extra flavor and pizazz and makes these perfect for any kind of gathering. And as an added bonus: these coconut macaroon cookies freeze really well too.

These macaroon cookies are so easy to make and require only four ingredients you probably already have on hand. White chocolate is drizzled on the top for a little extra flavor and pizazz and makes these perfect for any kind of gathering. And as an added bonus: these macaroon cookies freeze really well too.

Main Ingredients & Supplies for This Coconut Macaroons Recipe

▢  egg whites

▢  Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar

▢  sweetened shredded coconut flakes

▢ flavoring extract of choice (suggested: almond, vanilla, coconut)

▢ white chocolate or white chocolate chips

These macaroon cookies are so easy to make and require only four ingredients you probably already have on hand. White chocolate is drizzled on the top for a little extra flavor and pizazz and makes these perfect for any kind of gathering. And as an added bonus: these macaroon cookies freeze really well too.

 

What’s the Difference Between a Coconut Macaroon and a Macaron?

Macaroons and macarons are two very different types of cookies that are often confused with one another due to their nearly identical spelling. 

Macaroons – are made primarily with shredded coconut. The sweetener and binding agents may vary slightly from recipe to recipe. But the overarching commonality is that each cookie is a large mound of sweetened shredded coconut with golden brown crispy edges and delicious chewy centers.

I personally associate them with spring and Easter desserts, but– of course–  they really are delicious served any time of the year!

Macarons – are petite sandwich cookies. The cookie shells (the outside layers of the cookie sandwich) are made primarily with almond flour, sugar, and egg whites. They have smooth, shiny tops that crack when bitten (although the insides are a bit chewy). Usually filled with buttercream, jam, or ganache; you can find them made in all sorts of colors and flavors.

Mia is our family macaron expert. Here are a few of her delicious macaron cookie recipes: Apple Spice Macarons, Pistachio Italian Macarons, Oreo Italian Macarons.

These macaroon cookies are so easy to make and require only four ingredients you probably already have on hand. White chocolate is drizzled on the top for a little extra flavor and pizazz and makes these perfect for any kind of gathering. And as an added bonus: these macaroon cookies freeze really well too.

Do Macaroons Freeze Well?

How to Freeze Macaroons

➊ Make sure the macaroons have cooled completely at room temperature.

➋ Place the macaroons in a single layer on a baking sheet lined with either parchment paper or wax paper. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for 3 hours.

➌ Transfer the frozen macaroons to an airtight container and return to the freezer for up to three months.

Note – it’s ok for the frozen macaroons to be stacked on top of either other while in the freezer. But when it comes time to thaw them, make sure they are in a single layer. Thaw at room temperature.

 

Easy Coconut Macaroons with 4 Ingredients

We hope you love this macaroon recipe as much as we did!

These macaroon cookies are so easy to make and require only four ingredients you probably already have on hand. White chocolate is drizzled on the top for a little extra flavor and pizazz and makes these perfect for any kind of gathering. And as an added bonus: these macaroon cookies freeze really well too.

White Chocolate Macaroons

Yield: 4 dozen cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes

These macaroon cookies are so easy to make and require only four ingredients you probably already have on hand. White chocolate is drizzled on the top for a little extra flavor and pizazz and makes these perfect for any kind of gathering. And as an added bonus: these macaroon cookies freeze really well too.

Ingredients

  • egg whites
  • Dixie Crystals Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • sweetened shredded coconut
  • flavoring extract of choice (suggested: almond, vanilla, coconut)
  • white chocolate

Instructions

Click here for the FULL RECIPE on the Dixie Crystal's website.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 48 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 18Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 8mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g

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Ashton and Keaton began blogging together in 2016 as a passion project. Both siblings are lovers of food, family gatherings, and entrepreneurial pursuits, which made starting a food blog together a no-brainer. Mia married into the family in 2019 and joined Keat’s Eats shortly afterwards, bringing her INCREDIBLE Italian Macarons with her.