Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons

I spend tons of time with Mom.  I bake with Mom.  Cook with Mom.  Shop with Mom.  Watch TV and movies with Mom.  Chat with Mom.  I’m always with Mom.  When I was younger, while I did spend a lot of time with Mom, I spent an equal amount of time with Dad.  We played Barbies and video games.  We’d run errands and walk around the mall after he got home from work and on the weekends.  But now we’re both busy and I no longer play video games or Barbies (not that sometimes I don’t want to), so Dad and I don’t have much bonding time.

Last Sunday we got said bonding time going to see The Book of Mormon.  I was so excited to see it and snapped up tickets in the blink of an eye.  Though the weather was still super cold and cloudy and miserable, it was so fun chatting with Dad on the drive into Detroit, waiting for the play to start, and at intermission.  We got to catch up on each other’s lives and we jammed to some music.  Dad even turned up Mumford and Sons!  Sometimes my taste in music seeps in!

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons

The theatre was packed; in fact the entire run of The Book of Mormon is totally sold out.  And the show was also great.  We both loved it and laughed a lot.  The cast was supremely talented and the songs quite catchy.  I’ve had the opening number stuck in my head all week.

Between spending the day with Dad and the fabulous show, it was a wonderful day and a welcome break from everyday life.  We’ll have to schedule more daddy daughter bonding time soon!

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons

Tomorrow is Easter.  I hope you all have a wonderful holiday.  I’ll probably be spending it baking, and dyeing eggs – yes, I still love to color eggs!  In case you still need a last minute treat, I made Coconut Macaroons.  Seriously, your search for a last minute Easter or Passover treat that’s easy to make, yet totally delicious ends here.  Four ingredients, five minutes of prep, and about fifteen minutes of baking result in golden brown coconut cookies.  I used Bob’s Red Mill Unsweetened Shredded Coconut, which I am now in love with.  It was the perfect size to add texture but not leave me chewing forever on coconut.  The exterior is crunchy, with that wonderful toasted coconut, while the interior remains moist with soft coconut, sweetened slightly by the sugar.  I can’t believe I waited this long to make them.  I love them and know you will too.  Happy Easter!

Coconut Macaroons

Disclaimer: I was provided with coconut by Bob’s Red Mill, but all opinions, as always, are my own.

Coconut Macaroons

 Coconut Macaroons

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Coconut Macaroons
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Serves: 10
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 ½ cups unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir together sugar, coconut, egg whites, and vanilla until fully combined and all the coconut has been moistened. You may need to use your hands to make sure it is well mixed.
  3. Take heaping tablespoons of the mixture, form slightly into mounds, and place on the baking sheet. The mixture is very loose and will be messy. That is okay. The Macaroons do not spread during baking, so they will all fit on one sheet.
  4. Bake until golden brown and firm to the touch, about 15 minutes. Macaroons are best served warm, but may be cooled completely on the tray, then stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Macaroons may also be frozen, wrapped in parchment and foil and placed in a zipper bag for up to 3 months. Thaw at room temperature for about an hour or in a 350 degree F oven for about 10 minutes.
Recipe adapted from Martha Stewart

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  1. I need to make these!
    It’s been years!
    Happy Easter to you!

  2. Aw it sounds like you had a great time with your dad!!! I wanna see the book of mormon soooo bad!

    And yummmyyyy these macaroons look scrumptious!

    • Laura says:

      The Book of Mormon was so awesome! I know you’d love it, but the content is interesting – tons of swearing, tearing religion to shreds, etc., but I guess that’s what to expect when it comes from the guys behind South Park. Thanks, Kayle!

  3. I like that you used unsweetened coconut, I always find the sweetened stuff is just too sweet! Macaroons are certainly on my to-do list, I’ve never actually made them!

    • Laura says:

      I have never bought sweetened coconut. I actually very rarely bought coconut because it never seemed very tasty or high quality, but I have really fallen in love with all the Bob’s Red Mill coconut products. You have to make some macaroons – they’re so easy!

  4. Perfect way to use up leftover whites! Great recipe Laura.

  5. MMMmmm ~ These look fabulous 🙂

  6. I tasted my first macaroons at Passover and I liked them soo much better than the store bought kind. These are so pretty! My mouth is watering!

  7. Liz says:

    The Book of Mormon doesn’t get here till next year…I can’t wait! I love macaroons…and I will have to try them with Bob’s Red Mill coconut…excellent idea! Happy Easter!

    • Laura says:

      It’s so exciting when you see what is coming for the next theatre season. I’m already looking forward to Elf! Yes, Bob’s Red Mill Coconut is the best! Thanks, Liz! Happy Easter to you as well!

  8. Sounds like you had lots of fun with your dad, I really enjoyed reading about that. And these coconut macaroons look so coconut-ty delicious! Happy Easter!

  9. Debbie Eccard says:

    I will make these this week!!!

  10. Love the look of that coconut Laura! And my daughter has yet to out grow wanting to spend time with her dad. And like these macaroons, that’s a good thing!

    • Laura says:

      Thanks, Abbe! It’s always a good thing when kids want to spend time with their parents – at any age 🙂

  11. Raymund says:

    That thing looks nice, I wanna have some now 🙂

  12. It sounds like you had a fabulous day with your Dad. The macaroons look wonerful and I’ll wager they are delicious. I hope you had a great holiday weekend. Blessings…Mary

  13. Macaroons are one of my favorite treats!! I hope you had a wonderful Easter 🙂

    • Laura says:

      Macaroons are one of my new faves! I imagine I’ll be making them all the time. Happy Easter to you too!

  14. Love Bob’s Red Mill Unsweetened Shredded Coconut as well as coconut in general so I am super excited to try out this wonderful recipe. Beautiful pictures too – they are so very edible!!

  15. Joanna says:

    These are so easy and so wonderful. Great flavor. Nice post about your Dad. He was great at playing Barbies and running to the mall with you. You two could spend hours in Toys R Us!!!

  16. Dad says:

    The macaroons were good, the company at the play even better.

  17. Natalie says:

    They look PERFECT! I have a great obsession with coconut macaroons!!

  18. MysteryBaker says:

    Aww I love this recipe, has anyone tried these coconut macaroons dipped in chocolate, its double the decadency……… 🙂

  19. I so want to see Book of Mormon! It sold in DC so fast I didn’t get a ticket 🙁

    • Laura says:

      Tickets sold out here too. I had to buy them from a ticket broker, but it was sooooo worth it. I’m sure it will tour again, though since it was so popular.

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