Christmas Macaroon Mix


Flaky coconut and candied cherries add unique flavor to these delicious cookies. Layer the ingredients in a jar to give as a holiday present.

Christmas Macaroon Mix
Photo: Blaine Moats
Total Time:
15 mins
1 jar (enough for 30 cookies)


  • 1 7 ounce package flaked coconut (2 2/3 cups)

  • cup sugar

  • ½ cup chopped almonds, toasted

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup chopped candied red and/or green cherries

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped candied orange peel


  1. In a quart jar, layer the coconut, sugar, almonds, flour, salt, candied cherries, and candied orange peel. Fasten lid; attach directions for making macaroons to jar.

To Make Macaroons:

Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or foil. Grease foil, if using. In a bowl stir together the contents of the jar. Add 3 lightly beaten egg whites, stirring well to combine. Drop mixture by teaspoons 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until cookies are light brown. Transfer to a wire rack; cool. Makes 30 cookies.

To Store:

Store mix in jar in a cool, dry place for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

83 Calories
5g Fat
9g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 83
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Sodium 57mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 2g
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 61mg 1%
Folate, total 4mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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