Coconut Macaroon Recipe

Coconut Macaroons are chewy cookie like sweets that makes use of sweet shredded coconut. This dessert is popular here in the United States; it is usually dipped in white chocolate to give it a richer flavor. This macaroon recipe is like no other. It is simple, easy, and delicious.

Making Coconut Macaroon can never be easier. There only 2 major steps that you will need to do: (1) mix all the ingredients together, and (2) bake them in a conventional oven. Once everything is done, it is time for you to enjoy your homemade Coconut Macaroons.

A sure hit for kids and those pretending to be one, these awesome pieces of sweetness will surely put some smile on your children’s faces.

Try this Coconut Macaroon Recipe and let us know what you think.

Coconut Macaroons

Macaroon Recipe


  • 14 ounces (about 400 grams) Sweet Shredded Coconut (or Desecated Coconut)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 pieces raw eggs
  • 14 ounces condensed milk

Watch the cooking video:

Cooking Procedure

  1. Place the butter in a big bowl and cream using a fork
  2. Add-in the brown sugar and mix well
  3. Add the eggs and condensed milk then stir/beat until all ingredients are blended
  4. Put-in the Sweetened Shredded Coconut and distribute evenly with the other ingredient in the mixture
  5. In a mold (with paper cups if possible), place 1 tablespoon of the mixture on each of the cups
  6. Pre-heat oven at 370 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes
  7. Bake the Coconut Macaroon mixture for 20 to 30 minutes or until color turns golden brown.
  8. Serve during dessert or snack time. Share and Enjoy!

Number of servings (yield): 4

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  1. amylette says:

    You may use turbo boiler in baking macaroons…i have tried it years back when i still do not own an oven.i might say i like it better

  2. Jannah Sarrey says:

    Thank u for all the reciepe and procedure u share. I love and like it madagdagan na ang nalalamang konti. More blessings.

  3. Hi! I’ve been trying a lot if your recipes and it’s really oh-so-good. None of what I tried were put in the fridge. Thanks a lot. I were able to manage to live far away from home

  4. pwede po b magluto ng macaroons sa turbo broiler?

  5. Hi, I am one of your follower. I wonder if I can do this without an oven? Do you have any idea where else I can cook it? How about in an oven toaster? Thank you :)

  6. hi.. just want to ask lng if pede ko rin b ibake ang macaroons s turbo broiler if i dont have oven.. if yes ano pong adjustment ang ggwin ko

    • Liza, I’m sorry but I haven’t tried making coconut macaroons using a turbo broiler. I will let you know in the future if I get the chance.

  7. sarah says:

    ilang pieces po ang nagagawa nito?

  8. Crissie says:

    Hello Panlasang Pinoy!

    I tried baking it yesterday, masarap sana kaso dumikit sa paper cups, tapos parang nasobrahan ung pgka chewy.. :( Di ko alam bakit ganun?

    • Crissie, can you tell me if you followed the recipe and procedure exactly? I’m quite surprised on the outcome. Also, the temperature is in Fahrenheit, make sure to adjust it to Celsius depending on the oven that you are using. I will appreciate if you can give me more information on why this happened because it is hard to speculate.

  9. Hi!

    I made this using the “palanituan” coconut. (Sorry I don’t know what it’s called in tagalog – but it’s not the one we use for getting gata). Pinakudkod ko na lang.
    People love it!!!!
    Next time I’ll try it with a little less butter, 3/4 maybe, because 1 cup is too greasy for me.

    I have also tried your Lumpiang Shanghai recipe with the Sweet and Sour Sauce recipe, and they have asked me to make it again.

    Your site really helped me a lot. Keep it coming!!!

  10. Johanna says:

    Hi, I just tried making this macaroon recipe, I used shredded coconut, just wondering if the amount of the coconut and the condensed milk are really the same (400g) coz my mixture was not runny as you’ve shown in the video.

    Thanks in advance and thanks for the recipe.

    • Digna says:

      thank you so much for sharing this recipe. i used to cook macaroons when i was in the phils.. but i want to try your recipe here in kuwait…
      more power and God bless…

  11. nessa lara says:

    hello!! kailangan po ba talaga condensed milk? ty

  12. sheelah says:

    My son loved it… and I share my recipe to my husband too .. tsk tsk

  13. I just literally finished cooking the last batch tonight. I made mine a little sweeter, hehe, so I used 1.5 cups of condensed milk and 1.0 cup of raw sugar! Hehe!!! Thanks for this easy recipe!

  14. Mylene says:

    Hello po,

    natry ko po yung recipe kaya lang mejo dry, desiccated coconut po yung ginamit ko kasi yun lng ang available dito. sinunod ko naman po lahat ng recipe, nung 2nd time kong ginawa dinagdagan ko ng butter saka condense milk pero ganun pa rin.Ano po kayang mali? thanks :)

  15. Tried this recipe, very easy to make. I used white sugar though coz it’s the only thing available but it turned out great as well. I saw some recipes mixed with cake flour, I tried it too, results are great too..maybe it’s used as an extender or something. Thanks for the recipe. Love this your site!!!

  16. lolo ernest says:

    sir vanjo, can i use vegetable shortening as substitute for the unsalted butter for the coconut macaroon? thank you and God bless…

  17. Jocelyn Normann says:

    Hello Vanjo, thank you for sharing your delicious recipes. I just want to ask, why did you not use the electric mixer when putting the ingredients together.. just curious. Thanks in advance.

  18. hello chef.ask ko lang kung 400grams ba tlga para sa desiccated coconut. kasi parang masyado ata marami para sa 14ounces condensed milk 3raw eggsn butter. parang dry txture kalabasan nun .

  19. can this be baked in an oven toaster? or do you have a recipe of macaroons intended to be baked in an oven toaster? thanks.

  20. analyn says:

    Hello kuya i’ve try to make this by my self turns ok but got one thing i wasn’t so sure is this coconut macaroons suppose to be chewy? coz mine is not :-(

  21. Mykaela says:

    Desiccated Coconut= yung napiga na o yung bagong kayod pa lang..
    sorry for being stupid kasi ngayon pa lang mgttry mggawa sa kusina..

  22. EVELYN says:

    puedi yan, ganyan ang ginagawa ko

  23. lan po servings nito?
    hmm,, ilan pieces and magagawa, base sa ingredients?
    thank you

  24. Kuya Thank you sa recipe!! i love it kaso po yung mini muffin cups dumidikit yung macaroons. should i grease it before i put the mixture? pls advise.

  25. hello po kuya pansin ko po hindi kayo gumamit ng flour sa recipe nyo ok lang po ba na gumamit at magdagdag ng flour sa ingredients. thank y ou po kasi mag try ako gumawa para pambenta kasi po……….. more power po………..

  26. i remember doing this recipe in home economics class in high school – that was over 20 years ago!!! Still do it and love it, everyone else does too! Thanks for sharing

  27. thanx 4 sharing this recipe
    pg ganyan mtrabaho ang pglulu2 cgurado maassaaaraaap!!!!
    more power.. God bless U

  28. Arianne says:

    Hi! How many macaroons can you make with this recipe?

  29. mitchie says:

    Hello kuya ask ko lang po kung may video na kau on how to make kapampangan tamales…i want to prepare po sana sa pasko thank u po

  30. millet says:

    heller..i’m here in KSA. Can I use coconut powder for making macaroons? I can’t find a sweet shredded coconut here. Thanks.

  31. Anne Fish says:

    1 cup is equal to 227 grams

  32. We loved the macaroons, thanks for posting. Suggestion for those who will try. Do no wait for 30 mins, instead start checking after 20 mins in the oven because with brown sugar in the mixture, it gets golden toasty right away.

  33. Quennie says:

    hi, i noticed that you’re using a rubber scraper for mixing instead of the beater, is there a special reason for it? cant we use the beater to smooth the mixture faster and use the scraper for cleaning? sorry for being a smart a** but i’m new in baking so, i just want to know….thanks… (by the way i’ve tried your chicken empanada and we love it! more power to you…..)

  34. iyhene says:

    hi there, is it ok for me to use the electric mixer? or do i really need to use a fork to mix it all up?? would it a difference? and also, is it ok to substitute the butter with marg?
    please adv

  35. Hi! I made this recipe so many times and my friends love it so much! But I found out that its a little bit sweet. Can I reduce the sweetness or lessen the condensed milk? Thanks in advance!

  36. hi, tnx for dis sharing recipe, i like it nagawa ko na…. simple lng gawin… sana marami pang recipe ang maishare u… marami akong natutunan sa mga recipe u. tnx so much@ godbless!!!!

  37. Lilian Dutton says:

    Hi I’m here in Florida and you’re site help me a lot to cook again specially this macaroons w/c is my favorite . Thanks agains. Keep it up.more power.

  38. apriltrinidad23 says:

    ask ko po sana if allowed bang gumamit ng electric hand mixer? instead of fork, manual beater & spatula.

  39. Cherry says:

    Thank you for sharing us the coconut macaroons.. I tried it today, but it was so greasy.. did you mean 1/2 cup of butter instead of 1 cup? then also, I baked it at 400 degrees and for 30 mins.. some were burnt…

    please advise.


    • Hi cherry, 1 cup of butter works for me but if you feel that it is to greasy then try reducing it to 3/4 cup. As for the oven temp, not all ovens produce the exact heat even if the temp is set on the same level. I suggest that you check the macaroons a few minutes before the recommended time to ensure that they are baked perfectly. Thanks for commenting.

    • Janette says:

      Same thing happened to my macaroons. I will also reduce the butter and also the temp maybe to 350 degrees and lesser time.

  40. Hi islun, you may place this in a round pan but there could be a difference in the texture and cooking time need to be increased. I suggest that you bake it in small proportions.

  41. looks do-able! i have all the ingredients in my cupboard yehey!!!

    question: what size cupcake paper to use here?
    is it the tart size or cupcake (s, m, l) size? to be more specific, how many oz size paper or inch diameter size to use? how many macaroons does this recipe make?

    much thanks. a

  42. meriam berse says:

    i already done this! wow! family love it.thanks panlasang pinoy

  43. meriam berse says:

    good day! ask ko lang po kung puedeng alternative ang margarine instead of butter.thank u very much..godbless and happy new yr

  44. tubekajan says:

    hello kuya,
    thanks for this website. all the filipino cuisine are almost published and well explained. thanks for your time and effort. you really help people like me that knows nothing but only “prito” but since i found your website i started to learn but not quite though, unless im going that way he hehe.. thanks so much


  45. Jemalyn Lafata says:

    Thanks sa pagsheshare ng mga recipe kuya! Ang dami kong natutunan. Kakatuwa kasi dami kang mga gamit na meron din ako halos parehong pareho! At mahilig ka palang mamili sa walmart great value e’ Kuya wish ko sa yung recipe ng “puto bumbong” Sobrang miss ko na kasi yun’ tsaka kung san san ako nakakarating dati makahanap lang nun nung nasa pinas pako! Kuya wag ka po sanang magsawa sa pagawa at pagbibigay ng recipe sa madlang pinoy :)

  46. Abby C. says:

    Hello po. How much po ang equivalent ng 1 cup butter if its still in “solid form”? How many gms./mg. po ba equivalent to 1 cup? Thank po. =)

  47. cutie, your oven temperature settings must be in Celsius. We need to convert 400 degrees Fahrenheit to Celsius. You should set it to 204 Celsius.

  48. Carrie says:

    Hi Thanks for the recipe. I served it one time to the filipino community here in Brisbane and they love it. I also brought some in the office and gave it to my bosses, they liked it so much.

  49. Gladys says:

    i made this yesterday my 3 boys love it (including my hubby)…. and they ask me to put 2 macaroons in there lunch box……….

    thanks for sharing

    i’ve told my pilipina friends about ‘ur site so….expect more viewers!


  50. pati FIL ko nagustuhan to! Thanks uli!

  51. Hi Vanjito,
    I just made these and they tasted so good, even my picky husband liked it (he does not even particularly like coconut). I do find it too greasy, though, like cynthia’s concern, so maybe next time I will use less butter, or will experiment with no butter, and maybe also use some flour to kinda trap the excess grease.
    Thanks for a starting point!

  52. cynthia bouchard says:

    Hi! kuya,
    I made this macaroon already, they are sooo delicious. My only concern is the bottom of the pan is supposed to be that greasy? Can I use just 1/2 cup butter? or it’s required to used the whole 1 cup of butter?Thanks po!

  53. sweden says:

    Hello Chef, can i use syrup instead of brown sugar?i will going to make coconut macaroons this weekend.. by the way i tried to made so happy, it turns out really husband like it..thanks a lot :)

  54. Hi Vanjo!
    Sagutin ko muna si Josie re butter: 1 cup is equivalent to 226.5 grams (if you were in America, that is equivalent to 2 sticks).

    On macaroons — I bought a bag of sweetened coconut (7 oz) because I was thinking of what to do with 2 egg whites. The recipe at the back uses 2 egg whites for the coconut macaroons, but being an American recipe, I am not sure if that will give me the taste I love. Then I saw your post here and got excited, until I saw that your recipe calls for whole eggs. Oh well, maybe I will try your recipe anyway. I will just make another thing with the egg whites I got.

  55. josie says:

    Hi, ask ko lang yung 1 cup na butter ay ilang grams. katumbas ba niyan ay isang bar na butter.

  56. Saibelle says:

    hi, can i use margarine instead of butter? just wanna know :)

  57. Priscila, using fresh shredded coconut is not advisable because you need some sweet taste to go with it. I would still recommend using sweet shredded or desecated coconut.

  58. rosalie says:

    Hi, I was just wondering if you are using the egg white only? Thank you.

    • Hi Cory, thanks for the wonderful comment. As a child, my mom thought me the basics of cooking and I am still using her delicous recipes until now. My wife and kids also love to cook. Its one of our favorite bonding activity.

      Polvoron will be out soon ma’am, please stay tuned.

  59. Not a problem dette, no need to apologize. I’m always here to help :)

  60. hi po! sorry, mali nga ako. i didn’t even bother check it’s conversion before posting my comment. just want to share this, yung nabili ko for cooking measurements, mali pala yung sukat nila. i even showed it to my family, yung 400g ng shredded coconut eh kalahati lang yung kasya sa 14ounces na sukat nila..unbelievable kaya pinalitan ko na sya hehe.

    thanks again and sana makapag-post pa kayo ng maraming recipes. God bless!

  61. ronald allan go says:

    akalako po mahirap yan gawin dali lang pala –tanks

  62. naty, sure thing. You can make macaroons without any paper cups.

    • hi po gusto ko po sana malaman ung exact measurement I mean,ilang grams po ung every cup na ginamit kc iba iba po ang sukat ng mga cups :( anyway thanks sau at natuto po akong magluto at mag bake :)

  63. Hello Panlasangpinoy! question lang po, can I make it w/ out the macaroon paper? Hirap kasi maghanap nyan dito sa Ireland. Silicon yung moulder ko. Thanks a lot po.

  64. Thank you very much for sharing my hubby loves this. It’s so easy to make. More power. God bless.

  65. ahh ganun lang pala madali lang ang paggawa ng macaroons thanks for sharing

  66. thanks for sharing. my husband will surely love this. more power to you!

  67. haydee says:

    hi there, i’ve been waiting and eager to learn these recipe.. one of my favorite desert.thank you so much..GOD BLESS AND MORE POWER

    • Hi dette, thanks for the comment. If you want the exact gram equivalent of 14 ounces, it would be 396.8933234.

      I got it from this conversion:

      1 ounce = 28.3495231 grams

      I hope that you are enjoying your stay.

  68. i will try to bake macaroons, akala ko mahirap gawin di naman pala :D,thnks!

  69. OMG! luveeeeet….thanks a lot!

  70. Looks delicious and I hope to make these soon1

  71. Hey Joelen, good to hear from you again. What’s makin you busy lately?

  72. Hi Jenny, good catch. I just updated the list and procedure to reflect it. I owe you one. Thank you

  73. You’re welcome Ronald :)

  74. Its the whole thing rosalie. Egg white + Egg Yolk.

  75. rosalie says:

    Hey, just finished making the macaroons and it was so damn good.. :)) Thank you for sharing your recipes. My next move is to make siopao.
    Thanks again.

  76. Glad that you loved it rosalie. I hope that you’ll like the siopao too.

  77. Please provide the weight of the bar para po masagot ko yung question nyo. Tnx

  78. melody, kung wala talagang brown sugar then you can use the white one.

  79. Thanks Gladys, I appreciate your effort. Please spread the word :)

  80. meriam berse says:

    thank you talaga sa pag share ng ideas at ngayon alam ko na how to do this puede ko na pong mging business i can sell it to the school or sa mga! good