I’m going to let you in on a little secret. I make the most amazing macaroons. So amazing, in fact, that on more than one occasion I’ve been told by someone they’re the best macaroons they’ve ever had.
What’s almost as great as the fact that these macaroons taste so good is the fact that they are also incredibly easy to make.
There are only five ingredients: egg whites, flaked coconut, vanilla extract, sweetened condensed milk, and salt.
Make this recipe at your next party or other social event and I promise you your guests will rave about them.
Makes 18 – 24 (depending on how large you like to make your macaroons)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg white
- 2/3 cup of sweetened condensed milk
- 3.5 cups flaked coconut
- parchment paper
- baking sheet
- wooden spoon
- medium-sized bowl
- cooling rack
Preheat your oven to 325 degrees. Place rack in upper third of oven.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Alternately, you can use well-greased aluminum foil.
In a medium-sized bowl, thoroughly mix together egg white, sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and salt.
Once well combined, add the flaked coconut and mix well.
Drop tablespoon-size dollops of the mixture onto parchment paper, making sure that each dollop is 2 inches apart from the other.
Place baking sheet on oven rack (only bake one sheet at a time), and bake for 15 – 20 minutes until macaroons are a light golden brown.
Remove macaroons from oven and let cool for 10 – 15 minutes until just warm. Carefully peel from parchment paper or foil and enjoy!
To store, wrap macaroons in saran wrap and place in an airtight container. Macaroons can keep this way for a couple of weeks.
Try them out and let me know what you think!