Lemony Coconut Macaroons

My husband left our Taste of Home magazine open to this page. I love coconut. He loves lemons.  My girls love macaroons! We had to make these.  We made them for our annual Woman of Worth Picnic.  The recipe yields quite a view cookies, so we were able to keep a batch at home, too.

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Lemony Coconut Macaroons Recipe


 These chewy gems have refreshing lemon flavor. They freeze well and thaw easily in the fridge, so you can cure a craving anytime. —Karla Johnson, East Helena, MT (Great recipe Karla!)
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling  YIELD:36 servings


  • 4 large egg whites
  • Dash cream of tartar
  • Dash salt
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 package (14 ounces) plus 2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder



  • 1. Preheat oven to 325°. In a small bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt until stiff peaks form. In a large bowl, beat milk and lemon juice on high until thickened, about 3 minutes. Stir in coconut, lemon peel and baking powder; fold in beaten egg whites.


  • 2. Drop coconut mixture by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets.

When we visited Manteo, NC, we went shopping at the Tanger Mall Outlets.  The kitchen store had this wonderful invention!  It’s called a non-stick silicone baking mat by Mrs. Anderson’s Bakery.  I only had one mat, so I had to use parchment paper for the other cookie sheets.  The Baking Mat was awesome!  A must for your kitchen, or a thoughtful, unique gift for a friend!

I gave you the link within the title of the product above so you can order!


  • Bake 15-18 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
    Freeze option: Freeze cookies, layered between waxed paper, in freezer containers. To use, thaw before serving. Yield: about 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie: 119 calories, 7g fat (6g saturated fat), 4mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein

A lovely picnic…..

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