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easy macaroon recipe

Gluten Free Macaroons

These delicious gluten-free coconut macaroons are so light and sweet. It is an easy cookie to make.
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword Baking, Cookie, Gluten-Free, Recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 32 small cookies
Calories 79kcal
Author Janine


  • Small melon ball scoop


  • 2 large eggs large
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp almond extract
  • zest of one lemon optional
  • 14 oz sweetened shredded coconut flakes 1 package of coconut


  • Preheat oven to 325°
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • If you have a Kitchen Aid mixer, use the paddle attachment.
  • This recipe only uses egg whites, so separate the egg whites from the yolk.
  • Whip egg whites on high to medium speed until they are smooth and somewhat thick consistency.
  • Add vanilla, almond extract to egg whites. Then add the granulated sugar.
  • Next, fold in coconut.
  • The dough will kind of look like sticky rice. It will not look like dough but somewhat dry and not runny.
  • Place coconut mixture into a small melon scoop. Make sure to pack the scoop with the coconut tightly.
  • Release the dough onto the parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. In the last couple of minutes, watch carefully so they don't burn.


Serving: 1servings | Calories: 79kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg