Coconut Macaroons

By dietcherry

Coconut doesn’t get any better than when it’s packaged in a cute little delicious macaroon.

Coconut Macaroons
photographer: Nikki Sheriff
  • 2 large egg whites

  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1/3 cup sugar substitute

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 2 1/4 cups grated, unsweetened coconut

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Place the egg whites and cream of tartar in a large bowl. Beat until stiff peaks form.

  2. Continue beating, adding the sugar substitute.

  3. Mix until smooth.

  4. Fold in the almond extract.

  5. Fold in the grated coconut. Mixture will be stiff.

  6. Drop by the teaspoonful onto a nonstick cookie sheet.

  7. Bake 20 minutes. Remove macaroons to a wire rack to cool. Cookies will be 1" in diameter.

Nutritional Facts

3 cookies per serving
Calories 120
Total Fat 12 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 4 mg
Total Carbohydrate 6 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Protein 3 g

dessert cookies low carb gluten free dairy free coconut

26 replies

Chris Clement
Chris Clement 2016-05-02 17:11:12 -0500 Report

The recipe was adjusted, it doesn't say anything about the cherry flavor any longer, and it has an accurate photo. That's the actual result of the recipe.

Smsalomone 2016-03-19 18:33:16 -0500 Report

Dietcherry is the username of the person who shared the Macaroon recipe with Diabetic Connect. There are No Cherries in Macaroons! Read People!
We made these and they were delicious. Used parchment paper to avoid sticking to the pan.

jam524 2015-07-30 23:06:28 -0500 Report

I would like to make these, but I would like to know if I buy a bag of sweetened or unsweetened coconut.

Sly Kitty
Sly Kitty 2014-07-02 11:24:30 -0500 Report

Putting Almond extract in a recipe makes it takes like almonds, not cherries. Putting almond extract in a cherry pie does not make it taste like cherry…the cherries make it taste like cherry. I love macaroons because of the coconut not that there is any cocoa or nuts in them.

robinmy 2014-01-11 11:25:28 -0600 Report

Tried these cookies yesterday. Excellent taste. My only problem is they do stick to a non-stick pan. Remember to grease the cookie sheet.

Helditsme 2013-08-03 17:45:11 -0500 Report

re-posting buddy2 from Dec: The 'cherry' comes from the almond extract, which gives a cherry-like flavor to food; ie: cherry pie calls for almond extract. Kay

Janicevr 2013-08-03 07:55:40 -0500 Report

No cherries? I'm finding that a lot of the recipes on this site on are incomplete, or missing the size of something, like the size of a pkg of jello or pudding, etc.

buddy2 2012-12-18 06:15:37 -0600 Report

The 'cherry' comes from the almond extract, which gives a cherry -like flavor to food; ie: cherry pie calls for almond extract. Kay