Magnificent Macaroons

  • Yield: 30 pieces

"I found this recipe years ago. These macaroons are always delicious and have the added benefit of being very easy to prepare. My family and friends love them.'"


2/3cup sweetened condensed milk
3cups coconut
1teaspoon vanilla extract
2 to 3drops red food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Stir vanilla and food coloring into the sweetened condensed milk until evenly blended. Fold in coconut until well mixed. Drop by teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until delicate brown. Cool on a flat surface. Makes about 30 cookies.

Tips From Our Test Kitchen: These cookies can be decorated with candied cherries or an almond. Try adding almond extract in place of the vanilla.

—Mary Herron, Meshoppen, Pa.