Christmas Inspiration ~ Sugar-Dusted Macaroon Trees


I hope you had a wonderful weekend!  We received more snow but it melted away pretty quickly.. thankfully.  I had too much on my agenda to let weather get in the way.
This year I’m shaking it up a bit and trying new recipes rather than the traditional ones I bake each year.  Once I saw the photo of these macaroon trees on Pinterest, I knew I had to bake them.  I altered the recipe a little bit after reading some of the reviews and they turned out perfectly.  I think you will be pleasantly surprised at how delicious these are!

Sugar-Dusted Macaroon Trees


  • 2 1/2 cups finely shredded unsweetened coconut
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 5 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Thoroughly combine coconut, granulated sugar, egg whites, vanilla, and salt in a large bowl using your hands or a wooden spoon. Form 2 tablespoons of the mixture at a time into 2-inch-tall trees with your hands, using your fingertips to make pointed tops. Transfer each tree to a parchment-lined baking sheet, spacing them 1 inch apart.


Bake until edges are golden and trees are firm, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool on baking sheet on a wire rack at least 15 minutes. Cookies can be made up to 1 day ahead; dust with confectioners’ sugar just before serving.

I took reviewers advice and added 3-4 Tbl of flour to the batter and beat the vanilla, egg whites, and sugar until somewhat thick before adding the coconut and flour.  These were phenominal!

* Recipe adapted and photos from Martha Stewart

Wishing you a beautiful week!

xoxo, B

If you would like help in creating a home you love, please contact me at Brenda@atelierdhautedesign.com

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