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Coconut Macaroons – Filipino Version

This is the Filipino version of coconut macaroons. I, of course, knew only of this version. But while surfing the net I realized that there are other kinds out there..hehe! They are supposed to be denser while the Filipino coconut macaroons have a lighter or airy texture and are softer.  We usually also bake them in these cute little cupcake liners.

Try this Filipino version of coconut macaroons. Filipino coconut macaroons have a lighter or airy texture and are softer. Easy to make with simple ingredients. | www.foxyfolksy.com

The first time I made them was back in high school. We had a subject called T.H.E. or Technology and Home Economics (I am not sure if it still exists today) where we learn how to cook, bake, sew clothes, planting and grafting, use tools and a bit of carpentry, make basic electrical circuits  and a lot of other stuff that I now think is more useful in our daily lives than say… Geometry or Physics.

Try this Filipino version of coconut macaroons. Filipino coconut macaroons have a lighter or airy texture and are softer. Easy to make with simple ingredients. | www.foxyfolksy.com

Anyways… back to the subject of coconut macaroons, I think they taught us this particular recipe because it is easy to make and with only a few ingredients that are also easily available here in the Philipines. What makes the Filipino coconut macaroons different is that it includes flour and baking powder.

Try this Filipino version of coconut macaroons. Filipino coconut macaroons have a lighter or airy texture and are softer. Easy to make with simple ingredients. | www.foxyfolksy.com

As you can see, I do not have the special molds for macaroons. I saw one in a bakery supply shop recently but I didn’t get me one. It should be fine if you do not use molds as long as you arrange the liners close to each other to provide support as they bake. But if you want perfectly round shaped macaroons then might as well get the molds. (I will!)

Try this Filipino version of coconut macaroons. Filipino coconut macaroons have a lighter or airy texture and are softer. Easy to make with simple ingredients. | www.foxyfolksy.com

 

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Filipino Coconut Macaroons

Try this Filipino version of coconut macaroons. Filipino coconut macaroons have a lighter or airy texture and are softer. Easy to make with simple ingredients.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Asian,Filipino
Servings: 55
Calories: 82kcal
Author: Bebs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

INGREDIENTS

INSTRUCTIONS

  • In a bowl, combine desiccated coconut, flour, and baking powder.
  • Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl using a hand mixer or by hand using a whisk.
  • Add the eggs one at a time and mix well. Make sure that you use low speed or just do it manually with a whisk from this point onwards. Pour in the condensed milk and mix again.
  • Fold in the desiccated coconut mix into the wet mixture. Mix until well combined.
  • Arrange the macaroon liners on a baking sheet and fill each liner to half.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C for 20-30 minutes or until golden.

RECIPE NOTES

When adding the eggs and other ingredients after that, it is important to use low speed (or just to it manually) to avoid the macaroons from sinking at the center after they are baked.
Nutrition Facts
Filipino Coconut Macaroons
Amount Per Serving
Calories 82 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 13mg 4%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Potassium 59mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 6g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 1.6%
Vitamin C 0.3%
Calcium 2.5%
Iron 1.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Try this Filipino version of coconut macaroons. Filipino coconut macaroons have a lighter or airy texture and are softer. Easy to make with simple ingredients. | www.foxyfolksy.com

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  1. Hello, I noticed that this particular recipe contains baking powder whereas others I have found online don’t have it (just flour). Is there any difference making this recipe with/without baking powder?

    1. Hi Lily, adding a little baking powder will make it rise a bit so it is lighter or puffier than without it. If you like it dense then skip the baking powder.

    1. Hi Laica, to be honest, I cannot see a reason why they would sink because it does not involve beating the eggwhites. Unless you opened the oven too early. Wait that they are golden brown before you take them out of the oven. Also, when adding the eggs, try to use low speed while mixing. Hope that helps.

  2. Hello po .. i di many recipe from you po and all came out so Delicious ☺ wanna try more po.. ano po ung Coconut na ginamit nyo sa German ? Salamat

    1. Hi Jiamaila, you can find desiccated coconut in most of the groceries in Germany (Kaufland, Edeka, Lidl, REWE) look for Kokosnuss geraspelt or Kokosraspel.

  3. Thanks for the recipe, I’ll be trying this for the New Year, can you please tell me whether to use Plain or Self Raising Flour? also in terms of 1/2 cup butter, how much is that in grams?

  4. This looks so good and simple to make. Yup there are so many version, but I love the denser type Macaroons. How’s it going in the Philippines? Hope you are well adjusted now. 🙂

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