Coconut Corn Flake Macaroons Recipe

Coconut Corn Flake Macaroons are a delicious, chewy version of the classic macaroon cookie that are easy to prepare.  Sometimes you make a recipe that requires only the egg yolk.  Then you always wonder what to do with the remaining egg white.  This is a great recipe to use those leftover egg whites.   When I was young, my mother used Corn Flakes to make these cookies. To this day, coconut Corn Flake macaroon cookies are one of my favorites.


Corn Flakes were born from John Harvey Kellogg’s 1895 patent in a failed attempt at making granola.  W.K. Kellogg, and his brother, Dr. John Harvey changed breakfast forever when they accidentally flaked wheat berry.  W.K. kept experimenting until he flaked corn and created the Kellogg’s Corn Flake.


Coconut Corn Flake Macaroons


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Coconut Cornflake Macaroons Recipe:
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Coconut Cornflake Macaroons Recipe
Servings: 2 dozen cookies
  • 2 egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (confectioners' sugar)
  • 1 cup coconut, shredded
  • 2 cups Corn Flakes Cereal
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.  Heavily grease cookie sheets or use parchment paper or the non-stick liners.  Adjust oven racks to upper and lower-middle positions.

  2. In a large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form (properly whipped meringue is glossy and smooth, and the consistency of shaving cream).  Carefully fold in powdered sugar, shredded coconut, cornflakes cereal, salt, and vanilla extract.

  3. Drop by small teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart.

  4. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until light brown.  Remove from oven, remove from baking sheets, and let cookies cool on wire racks.



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