Shortcut Coconut Macaroon Recipe

Easy shortcut Coconut Macaroons to die for.


Who wouldn’t want to bake shortcut almond macaroons?

Who doesn’t love macaroons?

I chose a shortcut macaroon recipe because, well, I am NOT a world-class baker and look for shortcuts wherever I can get them when it comes to baking. This recipe has almost no fat, but does have sugar, lots of it in the cake mix. Still, it’s a good once in a great while treat!

The prep time on these cookies is only about 5 minutes, so very doable.

— posted by Donna


1 box (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
1/2 cup cold water
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 bag (14 ounces) sweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup slivered almonds, minced

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.

Mix on medium speed for about 3 minutes the cake mix, water and almond extract. Slowly mix in coconut and almonds.

Scoop in 2 tablespoons at a time and drop onto baking sheets about 2 inches apart.

Bake at top of oven for 20 to 22 minutes, until very lightly browned.

Cool for a few minutes before removing from baking sheets. (NOTE: For a prettier look, cut the cookies with a round biscuit cutter to trim off browned edges.)

Make 24 cookies.



  1. says

    I think we can all agree that I’m totally fine with full fat options, but I won’t turn down an equally delicious low cal dessert either! These look great!

  2. says

    So glad you got my blog, these look fantastic! Thanks so much for the sweet comments, hopefully one day I’ll be assigned your fabulous blog! xoxo


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