Coconut Butter Macaroons

Coconut Butter Macaroon Cookies

When you switch to a Paleo lifestyle, an ingredient you will find often is coconut. If you don’t like coconut, you might as well skip this post because these Coconut Butter Macaroons are the most delectable coconut cookies ever.

By far, the easiest and most delicious Macaroon recipe I’ve ever made, and one that is going straight into our family recipe book.

Coconut Butter Macaroon

Coconut Butter Macaroons


  • 1/3 cup coconut butter
  • 6 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 2 cups shredded unsweetened coconut


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Over low heat, melt coconut butter in a small pot. Make sure you stir well and keep it on low, so you don't burn it.
  3. Stir in maple syrup and vanilla until well blended.
  4. Add the shredded coconut and sea salt, and mix well.
  5. Spoon the cookie mixture onto lined cookie sheets, about the size of a golf ball. I used an ice cream scoop to help.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until edges are a nice golden-brown.
  7. Let them cool for about 30 minutes.

Coconut Butter Macaroons

These are absolutely delicious already, but a great add-on is to melt some dark chocolate chips, and either drizzle the tops of the macaroons, or dip the bottoms of the macaroons in the dark chocolate. Because who doesn’t love chocolate??

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In 2010, Hanan went from talking about her parenting ups & downs on private forums to discussing them with literally everyone on the internet with her blog Eat.Craft.Parent - since then, she’s had the opportunity to talk about parenting, cooking, photography, marriage, crafts, faith, and so much more. She also shares her opinions on everyday products from food to baby gear, and everything in between. With four little girls all under seven, there is never a dull moment in their home. When she’s not blogging she’s chatting about parenting and life in general on Facebook and Twitter, or wasting way too much time on Pinterest.

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  1. Ashley says:

    Looks delish! I have never tried macaroons before but it’s on my list.

  2. Andrea Kruse says:

    Oh, those look so yummy! I just adore cooking with coconut (in all forms!). Macaroons are a favorite of mine, as long as they come with a little dip or drizzle of chocolate.
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  3. Those look delicious! My sister loves making macaroons. I’ll have to share this with her, I’m sure she’ll be excited to try a new recipe.
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  4. Bridget A says:

    Those look simply divine… YUMMY!
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  5. Pinned so I can make the husband make me some for Vday! YUMMY!
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  6. Yum! I love coconut! Where do you get the coconut butter, Hanan? I’ve just recently started looking into more paleo recipes and now have coconut oil in the kitchen, but haven’t seen coconut butter.
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    • I found mine at Fred Meyer (Kroger store). I think you would be able to find it at Trader Joe’s, if you have one. If not, Tropical Traditions would be a good place to buy some online.

  7. All of your Paleo recipes are making me hungry!
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  8. I will definitely have to try these!

  9. I need these in my belly right now. Pinned and planning to make these this weekend with my kiddos.
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  10. Nichol says:

    I’m a HUGE coconut lover. These sound and look delicious!
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  11. Henrietta says:

    I love coconut and these look amazing!
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  12. Grace Hodgin says:

    This looks so great and I love the way the icing is just drizzled over the top.
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  13. Scarlet says:

    Yummy! I used to live near a bakery that made these in Boston. They were my favorite! Thanks for the recipe.
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  14. Amy says:

    I can’t wait to make these! They look so good! Do you think it would be ok to use honey instead of maple syrup?

    • I’m not sure. I’ve never tried to make them with honey instead. It might give it a little bit of a different taste. If you do substitute, I’d love to know how they turned out!

  15. Elena says:

    I love coconut! I am going to try this recipe

  16. Jenn says:

    Hubby loves coconut and I love chocolate so this is a match made in heaven!
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  17. These are currently baking in the oven and my house smells insane. Edges are turning golden & my chocolate is ready to melt. eek! Thanks for sharing this delicious recipe!!

  18. Lisa Lomen says:

    Hi, cookies look great but can I ask why you put coconut butter in them? What does it do to the cookies texture. I’m new to Paleo and am learning. I have a recipe for these cookies with just egg whites, unsweetened coconut, vanilla, salt and agave syrup. Is Agave not approved natural sugar? Please respond

  19. KT Pierce says:

    I have searched tirelessly to find an allergy-free recipe for coconut macaroons. I’ll find one with egg whites (no!) or potato starch (no!) and now maple syrup (no!)….. Can anyone please help me find an allergy free recipe??????

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