Filipino Coconut Macaroons

Filipino coconut macaroons are your new favorite baked treat! Soft, chewy and chock-full of coconut flavor, these mini cupcakes are addictive.

Coconut macaroons are available at most major supermarkets here in the U.S., but although equally delicious, they’re a little different from Filipino coconut macaroons I grew up with which are denser and cake-like in texture.

Fortunately, a friend of mine emailed me a PDF of recipes from the Center of Philippine Concerns including one for macaroons. As I read through the list of ingredients, I knew it was the Filipino version I’ve been looking for!

Sure enough, the addition of flour to the basic ingredients of sweetened condensed milk, butter, eggs, and desiccated coconut resulted in more authentic Filipino coconut macaroons. Crisp and golden on the outside and moist and chewy on the inside, they’re addictive

This recipe yields four dozens in mini muffin size. Forty-eight pieces might sound a LOT but trust me, everyone will be fighting over them you’d wish you baked more than one batch! Besides, they’re good outside of refrigeration for about 2 to 3 days and will keep in the freezer for about a month.

Just store in resealable bags or airtight containers to seal in freshness. When cravings hit, thaw in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours or at room temperature for about 30 minutes and they’re ready to enjoy!

  • In a bowl, cream butter using a hand mixer on low speed. Add sugar and beat together until well blended and fluffy.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Add condensed milk and vanilla extract and continue to beat until blended.
  • In a medium bowl, combine flour and desiccated coconut. Add to the egg mixture and beat until combined.
  • Scoop into paper-lined mini muffin pans and bake in a 350 F oven for about 15 to 20 minutes or until golden and toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  • Remove macaroons from the baking pan and allow to cool for about 5 minutes on a wire rack.
  • Make theseĀ  Filipino-style macaroons for your next baking project. They’re so easy to make and so delicious. They’re a great midday snack or after-meal dessert and are perfect for holiday gift-giving, too!

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