Lemony Almond Macaroons


Grated lemon zest perks up these chewy coconut macaroons, while sliced almonds add a nice crunch.

Lemony Almond Macaroons
Photo: Ellen Silverman
Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
24 cookies

It's easier to make macaroons than you think, and these chewy, almond-flavored cookies take just 20 minutes to bake.


  • 1 14-ounce package sweetened shredded coconut

  • 1 cup sliced almonds

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest

  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt

  • 4 large egg whites


  1. Heat oven to 325° F. In a large bowl, combine the coconut, almonds, sugar, lemon zest, and salt. Mix in the egg whites.

  2. Drop mounds of the mixture (each equal to 2 tablespoons) onto 2 parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing them 1½ inches apart.

  3. Bake, switching the baking sheets halfway through, until the edges begin to brown, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool slightly on baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

  4. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

Serving Notes

Total time includes cooling time

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

133 Calories
8g Fat
15g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 133
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Sodium 73mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 2g
Calcium 13mg 1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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