coconut macaroons

I’m happy to report that I’m experiencing success in my journey of eating lighter and healthier.  Having something chocolate, preferably with coconut is a desire I must fulfill in order to keep my momentum going. Really, the need for something sweet, in moderation, is a fix I must prepare for.  Over the years, I have collected many recipes for lower calorie and healthier desserts.  So, I dusted off my collection and started preparing for my mission of eating lighter and healthier.  This is an easy, and I mean EASY, recipe for Coconut Macaroons.  You could actually call these cookies a three-ingredient recipe, because besides water…all you need is an Angel Food cake mix, small bag of coconut and vanilla or almond extract.  I prefer almond extract, but it’s your choice.

Coconut Macaroons
(Printable Copy)
1 box Angel Food cake mix
1 small bag coconut
1/2 cup water
1 teaspoon vanilla or almond extract.
Mix well and drop by rounded teaspoons onto baking pan, lined with parchment paper.  Bake for 8 minutes at 350 degrees.  Optional…drizzle with melted, semi-sweet chocolate.  


  1. Do you know the calorie count per cookie?

  2. My father loves coconut. Thank you for this simple recipe my daughter (age 4) and I can do for grandpa. He's going to be so surprised.

  3. Missouri Farm Chick says:

    Thanks for your comments. Diane…I don't know how many calories per cookie, but I'll calculate it and let you know. Sandra…Have fun with the surprise and hope your father loves these cookies! Ladies…I had some leftover cookie dough in the refrigerator today. I formed the dough into one-inch balls and rolled them in powdered sugar. I think we could call this a coconut truffle.