Cranberry Coconut Macaroons are so good I can’t believe it! A few days ago I bought several bags of fresh cranberries at my local “big box” store, planning to make some homemade cranberry sauce and other recipe favorites containing cranberries.

I don’t always pay attention to recipes on the back of food packaging but I just happened to look at the recipes on one bag of cranberries and one of them caught my attention – a recipe for Cranberry Coconut Macaroons!

I love coconut and most dishes containing coconut so this recipe was one I wanted to try immediately! The results were outstanding! Cranberry Coconut Macaroons are wonderfully creamy macaroons studded with pieces of fresh cranberries and chocolate chips.

The sweetness of the chocolate chips contrasts with the tartness of the fresh cranberries both of which are surrounded by creamy coconut deliciousness!


The Recipe for Cranberry Coconut Macaroons

Cranberry Coconut Macaroons
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Wonderfully creamy macaroons studded with pieces of fresh cranberries and chocolate chips!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
30 min
  1. 1 cup rinsed & finely chopped fresh cranberries
  2. 2/3 cup flour
  3. 1 14-oz. bag of shredded sweetened coconut
  4. 1/4 teaspoon salt
  5. 1 teaspoon vanilla
  6. 1 14-oz. can sweetened condensed milk
  7. 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  2. Toss cranberries into a large bowl with the flour and stir to coat.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Place batter by teaspoonful on baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees F. for about 20 minutes, or until golden.
  6. Remove cookies from baking sheet to rack to cool.
  7. Store in airtight container.

 Recipe Comments

In addition to being so scrumptious, Cranberry Coconut Macaroons are surprisingly quick and easy to prepare! First, toss the fresh chopped cranberries with flour to coat the cranberries.

Second, add the remaining ingredients into the bowl and mix until well blended. Next, drop the batter by teaspoonful onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Finally, bake the Cranberry Coconut Macaroons at 325 degrees F. for about 20 minutes or until golden. Cool the cookies on a wire rack and store them in an airtight container.

More About Macaroons

Originally macaroons were simple cookies made of almond powder or paste, sugar and egg whites. Traditionally coconut macaroons were baked confections of egg whites, sugar and shredded dried coconut that were light but of a dense consistency.

Traditional macaroons contain no flour or leavening agents which fit in with Jewish dietary laws for Passover. They are considered a real treat at Passover and you may see them sold in large cans in the grocery store during Passover.

Italians are credited with making the first macaroons although the French also make a “macaron” with a filling of jam or butter cream ganache as a filling. Coconut macaroons are more prevalent in the UK, Australia and the USA.

In conclusion, if you are on the lookout for a new holiday cookie I would recommend Cranberry Coconut Macaroons wholeheartedly! If you love macaroons you will love this cookie!

A perfect balance of tartness, sweetness and creaminess – Cranberry Coconut Macaroons! Bake some soon!

Savor the Flavor of fresh cranberries!


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Magnificent Cranberry Coconut Macaroons — 34 Comments

  1. Stopping by from the What’s For Dinner party! These look amazing! Going to have to try your recipe this holiday season!
    -Nancy ( Nancy On The Home Front )

  2. Hi Nancy, Thanks for the nice comments on the Cranberry Coconut Macaroons! They are really delicious! I just created a page on my website called Holiday Posts that you may access from the header menu bar if you’re interested in other holiday recipes. Thanks for your visit today! Come back soon! Blessings, Janet

  3. Hi Kristin, Thanks for the nice comment! The nice thing about the Cranberry Coconut Macaroons is that they are fairly quick and easy to make, too. I hope you’ll enjoy some soon! Blessings, Janet

  4. Hi Carly, Thanks for pinning this recipe! I hope you’ll make these wonderful cookies soon! Thanks for hosting Share the Wealth Sunday! Blessings, Janet

  5. As usual your recipes do not disappoint. This is definitely one that I need to pin and make over the holidays! Thanks for sharing at the Family Joy Blog Link Party this week!!

  6. Oh Janet – you just elevated the lowly macaroon – nicely done! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

  7. Hi Melissa, Your kind comments made my day! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I have! The cranberries and chocolate just make a wonderful combination of flavors! Thanks for hosting the Family Joy Blog Link Party! Blessings, Janet

  8. Hi Michelle, Thanks for the lovely comments! I hope you get a chance to make these wonderful cookies soon! Blessings, Janet

  9. Hi Helen, I hope you get a chance to make these macaroons over the holidays! The chocolate and cranberries go together so well! Thanks for your comments and for hosting What’s For Dinner! Blessings, Janet

  10. Oh these look delicious! Totally reminds me of the Cranberry Bliss Bars from Starbucks, but with a delicious twist. Thank you so much for sharing!

    Lisa at Dreams and Caffeine

  11. Hi Lisa, Many thanks for the nice comments! I hope you enjoy the Cranberry Coconut Macaroons! Thanks for your visit and come back again soon! Blessings, Janet

  12. What a unique recipe! I need to start paying attention to those recipes on the packages. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle. Pinning.

  13. Hi Beverly, This one is a really delicious and unusual cookie! In hindsight I probably should have striped it with some chocolate icing – that would kick it up another notch! Thanks for your kind remarks and for your visit today! Hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving! Blessings, Janet

  14. Yummy, what a cool twist on macaroons! I love your description, they sound and look delicious! I am so glad you could share your scrumptious macaroons with us over at Fiesta Friday!

  15. Hi Julia, If you like macaroons, you’ll love this recipe! The cranberries and chocolate chips really take it up a notch! Thanks for your kind comments and visit today! Blessings, Janet

  16. Hi Antonia, Thanks so much for your kind comments and visit! I hope you get a chance to try these macaroons – they are exceptional! Thanks also for hosting Fiesta Friday! Blessings, Janet

  17. These sound like the holidays and so so delicious! I love cranberries in cookies and I can imagine that they’re awesome in these macaroons as well!

  18. Thanks for your kind comments and visit today! I was really taken with the contrast of the tart cranberries and the sweet chocolate chips in this macaroon! Hope you’ll try it soon! Blessings, Janet

  19. Thanks so much for linking up with Full Plate Thursday! We will have an early Thanksgiving Edition on 11-22 -16, hope to see you there!
    Wishing you a bountiful Thanksgiving!
    Miz Helen

  20. What an amazing combo of flavors, I bet these are so yummy! Can’t wait to try them. Thanks for linking up to Funtastic Friday!

  21. These look delicious! Thank you for sharing with us at the To Grandma’s house we go link party! Hope to see you tomorrow when the next party starts!

  22. Oh these look just yummy! I love macaroons!! Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC. You will be one of this weeks features.

  23. Hi Kimm, Thanks for the kind words and visit! I thought these macaroons were really special! Hope you enjoy them, too! Blessings, Janet

  24. Hi Jann, Thanks for the kind comments! I thought these macaroons were great, and I’m glad you thought so too! Thanks for the feature! Hope you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Blessings, Janet

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