Shortcut Coconut Macaroon Recipe

September 26, 2011 in Desserts

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.)