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Chewy Christmas Macaroons

Chewy Christmas Macaroons

Crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside. This Christmas macaroon is the perfect cookie for coconut lovers.

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30 min
Prep Time
2 hrs
Total Time


1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

3 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

5 to 7 drops red and/or green food color, if desired

24 ounces (9 cups) sweetened flaked coconut

3 tablespoons powdered sugar

How to make

  1. STEP 1

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

  2. STEP 2

    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.

  3. STEP 3

    Drop dough, by rounded tablespoonfuls or cookie scoop, onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 17-20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes on cookie sheets; remove to cooling racks. Cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

Tip #1

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.

Tip #2

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

Nutrition (1 macaroon)

110 Calories
7 Fat (g)
20 Cholesterol (mg)
70 Sodium (mg)
12 Carbohydrates (g)
2 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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