Coconut Macaroons Recipe (Homemade Filipino style delicacy)

                by Joost Nusselder | Updated:  August 24, 2020

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There are a lot of stories behind the origin of the Macaroons.

Some say it dates back to the year 791 in France after it was made at a convent while there are some that say it was in Italy in the year 1533 and that the word “Macaroon” came from “Ammaccare”, an Italian word that means to crush or dent.

This is in reference to the crushing of the Almonds to turn it into a paste. This is one of the main ingredients of the Macaroons. Macaroons are a favorite dessert in the U.S.

Eventually; the Coconut Macaroons Recipe has become one of the preferred Filipino Foods.

Not just the kids in the Philippines love it but even the adults too especially those that have a preference for sweet foods; they will surely enjoy taking a bite.
Coconut Macaroons Recipe (Homemade)

Coconut Macaroons Recipe Tips and Preparations

Starting in the 1900s the Almonds being the main ingredient in Macaroons was replaced by Shredded Coconut giving way to the birth of the Coconut Macaroons Recipe.

This dessert looks like a cookie but it is actually chewy. The Coconut Macaroons has become a hit and was being sold even in groceries or specialty stores.

The mommies usually cook this for their kiddos or as part of the Desserts when there is a special occasion to celebrate and friends are coming over.

Coconut Macaroons Recipe (Homemade)

Coconut Macaroons Recipe (Homemade)

Joost Nusselder
The Coconut Macaroons Recipe has become one of the preferred Filipino Foods. Not just the kids in the Philippines love it but even the adults too especially those that have a preference for sweet foods; they will surely enjoy taking a bite.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Snack
Cuisine Filipino
Servings 12 pcs


  • 1 can Condensed Milk
  • 3 Eggs, well beaten
  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup All-Purpose-Flour
  • cups Desiccated Coconut
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Sift dry ingredients (flour, sugar, baking powder), set aside
  • Mix all wet ingredients (milk, eggs, butter)
  • Add wet with the dry ingredients.
  • Add desiccated coconut and vanilla, mix well
  • Add grated cheese on top (optional for truly Filipino style)
  • Pour to molder then bake for 15-20 mins or until top turns brown.
Keyword cookies, Macaroons
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Macaroons Homemade Pinoy style
It takes about fifteen (15) minutes of preparation and thirty minutes of cooking time; one of the easiest to cook so to speak.

You just have to combine all the ingredients together and mix then you can already bake it.

Since shredded coconut is the main ingredient here, you have to check out where to buy the best product so that the result will be the best-tasting Macaroons.

Just like any other recipe, adding or substituting other ingredients will often be appetizing too. You can stick to usual ingredients like egg whites, sugar and shredded coconut.

Others make it more special if they are served during weddings; adding jams, chocolate chips, or other special fillings.

You can use a small ice cream scoop or soup spoons. You can go daring and create your own shape to make your own version unforgettable.
Types of Macaroons
Macaroons Served on a grate
Servings and Health Benefits
The kids love this so they will be eating a lot for sure. It would also be nice if you serve other desserts to partner with the macaroons. You can have Leche Flan,

Ube Jam, Cream Puffs, Caramel Bar and native delicacies like Sapin-Sapin, Kutsinta, and Maja Blanca. For the drinks, all you will need is a pitcher of ice cold water for everyone.
Macaroons Served on a grate
Since you will be eating a lot of sweets, you don’t need to serve juice or soda. Aside from being very delicious, it also has some benefits. Sugar, if taken in moderation can give you energy.

It also has protein which also gives energy. When it’s time to finally enjoy the Coconut Macaroons Recipe, put it on a beautiful plate for a nice presentation especially if you have visitors.

Make sure you have enough servings for everyone to enjoy. Salamat po at Mabuhay!!

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Bite My Bun is a content marketer, dad and loves trying out new food with Japanese food at the heart of his passion, and together with his team he's been creating in-depth blog articles since 2016 to help loyal readers with recipes and cooking tips.