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5-Ingredient Coconut Macaroons

5-Ingredient Coconut Macaroons
Who doesn’t love a dessert that only needs five ingredients? These adorable hand-held cookie bites are ideal to leave out as a sort of appetizer dessert, ready for anyone to pick up and nibble on throughout the Easter festivities.
  • Yield: 24 cookies
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 22–25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (14-ounce) bag sweetened shredded coconut
  • ¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg whites, at room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the shredded coconut, condensed milk, and vanilla and mix well.
  3. In a small bowl using a hand mixer, beat the egg whites with the salt until they hold stiff peaks.
  4. Carefully fold the egg whites and salt into the coconut mixture.
  5. Using a cookie scoop, shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheets about 1 inch apart.
  6. Bake for 22 to 25 minutes, until the tops are lightly browned and the bottoms are golden brown. Cool and serve.
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