Coconut Macaroons Recipe

June 29, 2016
(Last Updated On: November 1, 2018)

How to cook Filipino Coconut Macaroons Recipe.

Coconut Macaroons normally use desiccated coconut as the main ingredient. Desiccated as in a “dry” form. But in other countries, they use “flaked” coconut, which is a bit softer in consistency and whiter or lighter in color compared to the one we are used here in the Philippines.

Filipino Coconut Macaroons has become synonymous with pasalubong, desserts, snacks, treats or just a sweet. There are several recipes are available on the internet today and some are using even just two ingredients, dessicated coconut and condensed milk is enough to make dozens of macaroons.

Do you know that we can also use those ‘freshly‘ squeezed coconut in your macaroons?  They taste fresher and more soft and chewy.  The coconut milk can then be used for other Pinoy desserts such as Ginataang Halo Halo and Maja Blanca.

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Learn how to make Coconut Macaroons from our video :

Filipino Coconut Macaroons Ingredients:

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Filipino Coconut Macaroons Recipe

Prep Time12 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time37 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Filipino
Servings: 4 1/2 dozens
Author: Eduardo Joven


  • 2 eggs @ room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1 can 300ml sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour sifted
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 cups sweet desiccated coconut
  • 50 pcs 1 oz. cupcake liners


  • Preheat oven to 350F and lined mini muffin pans with 1oz. cupcake liners.
  • Whisk the eggs until light and frothy.
  • Add the sugar and melted butter, then whisk until sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Add the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract, then whisk until well blended. A
  • Add 2 tablespoons of water in the milk can to get the remaining milk at the bottom, I don’t want to waste it and then I add to the mixture but this is optional.
  • Mix well until smooth and the water is well blended.
  • Add the sifted all-purpose flour and baking powder and mix well.
  • Lastly, fold in desiccated coconut and let it soak for 5 minutes, just to soften the coconut.
  • Scoop mixture into cupcake liners about 2/3’s full.
  • Continue filling each liner until you’re completely done, it yields 4 to 4½ dozens.
  • Bake macaroons for at least 10-15 minutes or until lightly brown on the top. I use the middle rack, to avoid macaroons from burning the top part.
  • Fire off, and transfer in a cooling rack to cool completely before packing and storing.


coconut macaroons

This Filipino Coconut Macaroons Recipe yields 2 dozens of regular size.

coconut macaroons recipe


Published on: May 19, 2013

Revised on: June 30, 2016

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    May 23, 2018 at 5:16 pm

    Thanks for sharing the recipe.
    How long can i keep this in the fridge? I want to make this for my moms luau party, but need to know if i can make it days ahead.

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    Brewery Gastropub Bacolod
    December 29, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    my sister and I tried this recipe and it’s perfect… highly recommended.

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    Kimberly Flickinger

    March 12, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    I love this version of coconut macaroons, they sound delicious. Definitely going to try this recipe.

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    March 11, 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Wish I could try this right now.

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    janie vezina

    February 2, 2017 at 8:56 pm

    these look great, thank you

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    Amber Ludwig

    September 14, 2016 at 4:16 pm

    These sound divine!! I LOVE coconut and must try them!! Thanks for sharing!!

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    July 14, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    This looks amazing and just delicious. I’ll be sure to definitely try making this at home.

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    mukesh kumar

    July 13, 2016 at 5:24 am

    This looks wonderful and delicious, will definitely try it.

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    Nancy Burgess

    July 12, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    I only made them once.This recipe sounds good im going to try them.

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    July 12, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    I love macaroons but have never made them before! Can’t wait to try this recipe.

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    Susan Smith

    July 11, 2016 at 8:58 pm

    These look delicious! I love anything with coconut in it.

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    Terry Poage
    July 10, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    These look pretty good and pretty easy to make.

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    Kathleen Kelly
    July 9, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    I love coconut and these look really good and easy to make! Thanks for sharing!

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    Cindy Merrill

    July 9, 2016 at 10:30 am

    Try using Quinoa flour instead in this recipe, I find the hint of bitterness balances the sweet and gives the dessert more depth, enhancing the coconut.

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    Samantha Michelle
    July 8, 2016 at 3:49 pm

    I’ve tried Filipino food especially snacks. I want to try these the most. Coconut flavored anything is good! I love macaroons! They look so delicious!!!

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    Karen S

    July 7, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    I will definitely be trying this!

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    Wanda McHenry

    July 7, 2016 at 7:09 pm

    I love coconut macaroons, but have never attempted to make them. I know these will be delicious so I’m pinning. I will make these as soon as the 100+ degree sweltering heat goes away so I can use my oven!

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    July 7, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Yum! I’ve never tried making coconut macaron but I could see us having this for a sweet breakfast.

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    keizylyn Mariano
    July 5, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    OMG!!! i will make this too. i like this recipe or the Filipino Coconut Macaroons .

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    Heather Amos

    July 5, 2016 at 11:46 am

    These sound so delicious! I am going to have to make these for sure!

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    September 8, 2013 at 12:31 am

    Wow! I never thought making macaroons is simple as this recipe. I want to try it sometime.. Can I cook it in a microwave oven? Thanks!

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      Ed Joven
      October 3, 2013 at 9:26 am

      I haven’t tried it on a microwave but if you are willing to experiment let me know the result. 😉

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    June 9, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    I never realized there was more than one type of macaroon!! Very interesting! Thanks for sharing!

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    Lexie Lane

    June 9, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Oooh! These are another one of my favorites! Wow! You’re a fancy Filipino chef! I love it!

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    May 23, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    I will try this next time I’ll cook somthing with gata. 🙂

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    cindy b

    May 20, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    Wow these look delicious! Thanks for the fab recipe! xo xo

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    May 20, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    I’m going to have to check these out. I never realized coconut macaroons were gluten free! 🙂

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    May 20, 2013 at 10:16 am

    These look amazing and I can only imagine they taste so much better with coconut juice!
    I can not wait to give these a try, thank you for sharing the recipe(:

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    Dana Rodriguez

    May 20, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Those look delicious!!I am trying these this week!

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