Chewy Christmas Macaroons

Chewy Christmas Macaroons

Crispy on the outside. Chewy on the inside. This Christmas macaroon is the perfect cookie for coconut lovers!

30 min. prep time
48 cookies
151 Rating


1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring
5 to 7 drops red and/or green food color, if desired
24 ounces (9 cups) sweetened flaked coconut
3 tablespoons powdered sugar


Heat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or grease; set aside.

Combine butter, sugar and salt in bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add eggs, almond flavoring and food color, if desired; continue beating until well mixed. Stir in coconut with wooden spoon until well mixed.

Drop dough, by rounded tablespoonfuls or cookie scoop, onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 20-22 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheets; remove to cooling racks. Cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.


Recipe Tip

- This recipe is naturally gluten-free.

- To measure coconut, place in large bowl; separate lumps with hands or fork. Place coconut into measuring cups. Do not pack.

- If unopened, canned coconut can be stored at room temperature for up to 18 months. Flaked or shredded coconut in plastic bags can be stored up to 6 months. Refrigerate both after opening up to 4 weeks in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (1 macaroon)

Calories: 110

Fat: 7g

Cholesterol: 20mg

Sodium: 70mg

Carbohydrates: 12g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #14861©2010Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

How many does a recipe make? And do they store in freezer for Christmas well? I was thinking of making them for Cookie Exchange. Thanks
Test Kitchen Comment


This macaroon recipe makes 48 macaroons. Yes, you could freeze this cookie for up to 2 months in a tightly covered container.
Posted December 03, 2012
This was a simple and delicious recipe. Everyone I share them with agrees.
I made this recipe on 11/3/10.. I omitted the food coloring, I found these to be quite tasty... I made 1/2 of the time I will try the food coloring for the holidays

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