Everyday Recipes

Coconut Orange Macaroons

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Coconut Orange Macaroons
30 min
12 min
25 to 30 cookies
  • Cute and eye-appealing Coconut Orange Macaroons make for a perfect festive springtime dessert. The orange flavor makes for a delicious update to the standard macaroon. Top with any color jelly beans to match your table linens for a well coordinated finish.

Key Ingredients


  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (14 ounces) NESTLÉ LA LECHERA FAT FREE Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons grated orange peel
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 5 cups sweetened coconut flakes, divided
  • 75 to 90 Easter colored jelly beans

Make It

Step 1

Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl.

Step 2

Beat sweetened condensed milk and cream cheese in medium mixer bowl until creamy. Add egg yolk, vanilla extract, grated orange peel and orange juice; beat well. Add flour mixture; beat until well combined. Stir in 4 cups coconut. Cover; refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Step 3

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Step 4

Shape dough into 1 ½-inch balls; roll balls in remaining 1 cup coconut. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

Step 5

Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven; immediately press 3 jelly beans on top of each macaroon. Cool for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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