4-Ingredient German-Style Coconut Macaroon Cookies Recipe (Kokosmakronen) by 30Seconds Food

Cookies Desserts
a year ago

4-Ingredient German-Style Coconut Macaroon Cookies Recipe (Kokosmakronen)

Sweet, chewy and just a little crisp on the outside, these Germany-style four-ingredient coconut macaroon cookies called Kokosmakronen are a must bake! Egg whites, vanilla, sugar and unsweetened shredded coconut are mixed together then baked for 20 minutes until they are just lightly golden brown. They are the perfect cookie to eat as a snack, for dessert or with coffee or tea.

You could add some lemon zest to the cookie recipe for a little lemon accent. To fancy them up, melt some chocolate and drizzle it with a fork over the cookies or dip the bottoms of the cookies into the chocolate. This easy four-ingredient cookie recipe will become a most-requested family recipe. Store the cookies in an airtight container.

Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: Makes about 40 cookies


  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla 
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Put the egg whites into a mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until stiff, about 5 minutes. Add the vanilla. 
  2. In another bowl, combine the coconut and sugar. Slowly add the mixture to the egg whites until well mixed. (Be gentle when mixing so you don't deflate the egg whites.)
  3. Using a spoon, drop about 1 heaping teaspoon of dough for each cookie onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. 
  4. Bake in a preheated 300-degree F oven for about 20 minutes, or until lightly browned (do no overbake). Remove to cool.

Note: 30Seconds is a participant in the Amazon affiliate advertising program and this post contains affiliate links, which means we may earn a commission or fees if you make a purchase via those links.

Recipe cooking times and servings are approximate. Need to convert cooking and baking measurements? Here are some kitchen conversion charts. Here's how to submit your recipes to 30Seconds.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community, and follow us on Facebook to get recipes in your newsfeed daily.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Electric Mixers $20 & Up
Mixing Bowls $10 & Up
Vanilla $4 & Up

Coconut Macaroon Recipes: Easy Moist Coconut Macaroons Recipe With a Chocolate Drizzle

Easy 2-Ingredient Coconut Macaroons Cookie Recipe (10 Minutes)

Easy 3-Ingredient Coconut Oatmeal Cookies Recipe: Simple, Wholesome Cookies In 20 Minutes

3-Ingredient No-Bake Coconut Crack Bars Recipe (Gluten-Free & Dairy-Free)

I added the lemon zest to this recipe and it was absolutely delicious.
Elisa Schmitz
OMGoodness, so simple. I have all the ingredients to make these, so I'm thinking some weekend baking therapy!

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

A Secret Ingredient Makes These Easy Flourless Chocolate Cookies Super Nutritious (2 Ingredients)

Sparkling Watermelon Lemonade Recipe For Poolside Sippin'

Farmers Market Tomato Salad Recipe With Molasses Vinaigrette

No-Bake Peanut Butter Energy Balls Recipe (5 Ingredients, 15 Minutes)