Easy Mini Coconut Macaroons


Today is National Macaroon Day! And what better way to celebrate than with a simple, everyday, mini coconut macaroons recipe. This basic recipe was originally shared with us by Sugar Savvy, a former website that Sylvie Shirazi wrote for. You can now find her at Gourmande in the Kitchen, and I’ve updated her wonderful recipe for you below!

Easy Mini Coconut Macaroons Recipe (naturally dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free and soy-free!)

Special Diet Notes: Mini Coconut Macaroons

By ingredients, this recipe is dairy-free / non-dairy, gluten-free, grain-free, nut-free, peanut-free, soy-free, and vegetarian.

Eggs are an integral component in this recipe, but you can trial whipped aquafaba as a substitute – it might work! If you confuse eggs with dairy, you’re not alone. See this post: Are Eggs Dairy?

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Easy Mini Coconut Macaroons
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The measurements in Sylvie's original recipe are given in grams, but I've also added cup conversions. For a flavor twist, she recommends stirring dairy-free mini chocolate chips into the macaroon dough before scooping.
Serves: about 2 dozen mini coconut macaroons
  1. Preheat your oven to 400ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together sugar, egg whites, and vanilla until frothy. Fold in the coconut until fully moistened.
  3. Scoop tightly packed teaspoonfuls of the mixture evenly spaced onto the baking sheet.
  4. Bake for about 5 minutes, or until the tops of the mini coconut macaroons turn a light golden brown. Do not over bake or the centers will not remain soft and chewy.
Coconut Note: Unsweetened coconut is drier and often finer than sweetened coconut. Consequently, it absorbs the egg whites and gives the cookies their characteristic soft and chewy texture that's a bit crisp on the outside.

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About Author

Alisa is the founder of GoDairyFree.org, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.


  1. These macaroons look great but I’m really excited about the link you added about confusing Dairy & Eggs. We have an allergy to both and so many times (90%) someone asks if eggs are dairy.

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