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Angel Macaroons

These chewy coconut cookies start with a boxed angel food cake mix. —Renee Schwebach, Dumont, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 5 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
  • Makes
    4 dozen


  • 1 package (16 ounces) angel food cake mix
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 2 cups sweetened shredded coconut


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat the cake mix, water and extract on low speed for 30 seconds. Scrape bowl; beat on medium speed for 1 minute. Fold in the coconut.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto a parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake until lightly browned, 10-12 minutes. Remove paper with cookies to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 54 calories, 1g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 88mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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  • grandmaconnie
    Dec 19, 2020

    I did not care for these much. They turned out okay, but I did not like the flavor. If I decide to try them again, I would use less almond flavoring (or maybe lemon flavoring) and a little more coconut. I followed the directions exactly, baked them on parchment paper and they came out fine, just didn't like the taste.

  • Mary
    Mar 28, 2020

    Followed the directions exactly. The cookies were tasteless.

  • Martha
    Mar 2, 2020

    almond gave it a weird whang...husband didn't like it very much

  • Kim
    Feb 21, 2020

    Made these exactly to recipe. Came off parchment paper easily. Very quick and SO delicious, especially with a cup of coffee!

  • Jellybug
    Sep 30, 2019

    Easy and delicious, did spread a little, but otherwise, great cookies to make and share.

  • slmacbeth
    May 31, 2019

    I used parchment paper. The cookies did spread quite a bit, but I enjoyed the flavor a lot.

  • debpetersen
    Aug 16, 2016

    Love this recipe - and the cookies are always gobbled up where ever I take them!

  • Patsylew
    Dec 23, 2014

    Making these today, they flattened out. Also I baked them on wax paper, big mess, I had to peel them off and the paper stuck to the cookies. I think it meant to use parchment paper. Otherwise I added chocolate chips and almonds and finished off the other half of the batter and put. Them on a plane cookie sheet and they turned out better. However still hard to remove from the pan. Still delicious..I wonder what I did wrong that they flattened out so much?

  • dkfarley1109
    Mar 24, 2014

    Made these this afternoon.. Excellent..

  • Vicks6
    Sep 16, 2013

    I have made these 5 times so far. They have been a big hit!! I did decrease the almond extract to 3/4 tsp. I add an extra 1/2 cup of coconut. Sometimes I add chocolate chips, sometimes I add toasted almonds. So far, the chocolate chip ones have been the favorite. Love this super easy recipe!!