Monday, April 25, 2011

Paula's Lemon Coconut Macaroons

Hey Y'All! Just to whet our appetites for the Paula Deen Celebrity Cook-Along I whipped up a batch of her Lemon Coconut Macaroons for Easter, and let me just say Oh Momma!
Hope you love it if you try it!
Lemon Coconut Macaroons
1 large egg white
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
1 tablespoon lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (14-ounce) bag shredded sweetened coconut, finely chopped


Preheat the oven to 300 degree F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk the egg white and salt until frothy, about 2 minutes. Stir in the condensed milk, zest, and extracts. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the coconut until well combined. Using a small spring-loaded scoop and your hands, shape the mixture into 1 1/2-inch mounds. Place the macaroons about 1 inch apart on the prepared baking sheets. Bake until lightly brown, about 20 minutes. Transfer the pans to wire racks and let cool completely.
  1. Using my 1 1/4" cookie scoop, I ended up with 25 cookies. Paula says you should get 12 cookies...
  2.  Should these be flattened out a little? I'm not sure, there isn't a picture with the recipe.
  3. I did not chop the coconut, I think a quick whirl in the food processor would be a very good thing.
  4. I just used the peel of one whole lemon, I grated it right into the bowl and did not measure.
  5. This was the first time I've ever used sweetened condensed milk, where has THAT been all  my life?!?!
  6. I would make these again!
Cook-Along details HERE.


  1. Hey, y'all! Yummy! These look so good and I just love that Paula!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  2. Ooooo My... Those look so yummy!

  3. Yum,I love coconut anything!
    May 15th whoohooo,cooking with our Southern Lady.
    Gonna be fun.

    Hey I miss Earl!

    Thanks for the visit and comment on our little mini get away,YEP! will pout when out fished by us women,...truthfully...I always let 'em win,NOT!!
    Lazy on Loblolly

  4. Add me to the coconut-- nutty lovers list. Thanks for such a delicious recipe
    Kindest Regards Linda

  5. Such a simple recipe. Condensed milk? Just means the calories are condensed down into a tiny package that explode back to regular size when you ingest them. 130 per 2 teaspoons.
    Way to ruin a good food buzz. Sorry.
    I will make these anyways.

  6. Yummy! I'm pulling out my Paula Deen cookbooks today and looking for a recipe to join the party!

  7. Oh my! These do look good! I just love all her dessert recipes. Have yet to find one not good. I need to pick out another one of her recipes for this week. I really like this cook off. I can really get into her cooking. I like how she makes everything down home good!

  8. Jordan loves macaroons. I made your coconut crisp cookies before I left. They were amazing. I'm sure they are all gone by now.

    Back to reality tomorrow. Ugh

  9. I am a huge fan of macaroons. Still would love to get the recipe from my grocery store. They are huge and thick and lately have begun to tempt me with chocolate dipped ones too. Yours look lovely too. Joni

  10. Oh, I bet these are awesome!

  11. Why, you sounded just like Paula there for a minute. Better be careful, the next thing you know, you'll be cackling and throwing butter willy nilly into every pot.

    These sound delicious. I've made coconut macaroons but never with lemon.

  12. I love coconut macaroons and I love lemon...sounds like a match made in Heaven for this household!!!
    Have a beautiful day!!!

  13. Looking forward to it! Yum, this was a delicious treat. ~ sarah

  14. YUM!!! If Paula likes those... I'm sure they are FAB!

  15. Oh Lynn, my summer shorts are tight! I make her gooey cake and it is awesome but so sweet. ♥O

  16. They really do sound delicious. I'd love to have one or two with my coffee. I hope you have a greatt evening. Blessings...Mary

  17. Oh My I bet they are delicious! I "LOVE" Lemon and I've never had this combo, it must be incredibly wonderful.
    Thank you for sharing it with us,

  18. I love macaroons! Lemon sounds good! Have to try these.
    If you like Mounds candy bars try the new coconut m and m's. yummy!

  19. I've never heard of Lemon Macaroons! I love all things lemon. I need to give this one a try!

  20. Oh my word you need a scratch and sniff on here! lol My dad would love these and it sounds so easy even I could cook them! Girl here in my neck of the woods condensed milk is our friend!!!! Makes the best sweet potatoe casseroles and pies! Thanks for the recipe girl and thanks for coming by..oh and about Uncle Norman..he was a hoot for sure...would give you the shirt off his back..literally..catch him on a Saturday afternoon and he'd be standing in the yard barefoot wearing nothing but his pants and singing to anybody that would listen! lol lol Have a great week girl...Picket

  21. These sound way too good for me. Cookies should not have my two most favorite ingredients!!

  22. Great recipe .. .I'll be along for the celebrity cooking! I really like Paula ... Hope you had a great Easter!

  23. Yum, Lynn, these look scrumptious! Don't know if they should be flat or round! Maybe some of the southern ladies know. I am hoping to play along on the 15th. Linda

  24. These sound great. I tried a Paula recipe for Easter too..the cake in my mosaic. It tasted pretty good but I have to say either my oven is off or her times were! lol I am going to try and remember to participate in your fun even this time around. I have always wanted to try her ooey gooey cake. Great excuse!

  25. These look and sound delicious. I a looking forward to the Celebrity link up. :)

    I can not BELIEVE you've never used Eagle Brand Milk before. We love that stuff. :)
    My son used to keep an open can of it in the fridge WITH A SPOON STUCK IN IT, and ever so often, he would get a big spoonful, eat it and stick that spoon back in the condensed milk. Needless to say, no one else in the family would touch HIS can. :))

  26. Hello Lynn,
    whow, they are looking so mouthwatering. Thank you for the nice recipe.
    Greetings, Johanna

  27. Lynn,

    I might have to make these to have with tea. Yum.


  28. Lemon is such a refreshing taste to add to all that coconut.

  29. Yum. Lemon and coconut together... YUM!

  30. These sound so easy and delicious.

    I'd love to have you share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there.

  31. If this is Paula Deen's recipe, then those macaroons must have been lip smacking good.

  32. Hi! I'm having a linky party called A Themed Baker's Sunday where this week's theme is LEMONS! Time is running out though! and I would love for you to link this recipe or another lemony deliciousness! Can't Wait!

  33. Love macaroons! I haven't tried Paula's but have made Ina's. Come to think of it, it has been a while since I have had one. Guess I could give this recipe a try :)

  34. Great job on the linky party last week! It was very hard to choose from everyone. Come by again and link up to this week's theme: Chocolate! Hope to see you there.


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