Fast, Easy Coconut Macaroons

I don’t know about you guys, but with the holidays coming up there is some serious baking going on in my household. And why wouldn’t there be? Aside from the holidays being all about spending time with the ones you love, it’s also about the delicious foods and mouth-watering desserts! Whether you’re attending or hosting, chances are you’re going to need appetizers for this party, desserts for that party and Hello!? We can’t forget chocolate chips cookies for the jolly old elf himself! Suffice to say, if you’re one of those people who everyone knows has smooth moves in the kitchen, then you better be setting aside some time for baking delights.

I watched my mother in her kitchen last weekend and I think she sat down once all day. (I even had to make her meals and snacks and have her periodically take bites of them in between dipping peanut butter balls into melted chocolate.) If you’re schedule is jammed packed but you need a quick, easy dessert that’s homemade (yes, Aunt Agatha always knows if it’s store-bought) then you’ll want this recipe!!

Fast, Easy Coconut Macaroons

Our pantry is always full of baking goods in bulk. Anytime we’re in a tight spot and need to make something quick, we’ve got nuts, chocolates and treats by the pound. For this recipe, we happened to have a whole lot of coconut flakes that needed to be used up. I thought about coconut balls, but the holidays are nothing without some type of macaroon!

Luckily, these little guys only require four ingredients. Chances are you might have all of them in your pantry already. They’re light and fluffy, but 1216they’ve got that chewy texture that macaroon lovers always cherish. Straight out of Grandma Joan’s recipes, here is what you’ll need to make this fast, easy recipe:

  • 2 egg whites, beaten stiff
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup cornflakes cereal

Sounds easy enough, right? That’s because it is! Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Preheat your oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Blend eggs in mixer and beat until stiff.
  3. Add sugar in gradually.
  4. Stir in coconut and cornflakes.
  5. Drop by the spoonful onto a cookie sheet.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes.

These are a great dessert for a lunch or dinner because they’re not too heavy and they’ve got just the right amount of sweet. If you want to have some variation in the recipe to meet different preferences you might consider dipping them into melted chocolate, adding in small pieces of fruit or sneaking in some colorful chocolate chips!

Already baked your world-famous macaroons? We’ve got you covered! Check out these Cranberry Thumbprint Cookies or these Delicious Holiday Treats!

What recipes are your go-to’s when you need a fast, easy appetizer or dessert? We’d love to hear all about it!

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