Passover Baking: Macaroons

19 Apr

Today marks the first day of Passover. If you’re observing this holiday, you know that this means there are TONS of food you can’t eat, including lots of baked goods. No cake, cookies, brownies, pies, etc. Even though Passover impedes what you can bake–and eat–on Passover, there is still the holiday dessert staple that everyone, not necessarialy those observing the holiday, love: macaroons!

Macaroons come in a variety of flavors: regular, chocolate, espresso… but the classic is plain coconut, and is my favorite. The cookies are super easy to make and absolutely delicious. There is no way that you’ll be able to eat these only once a year! I found this recipe on Orthodox Union


2 cups packaged shredded coconut
1/2 cup sugar
3 egg whites
pinch of salt


Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
In a bowl, mix coconut, sugar and salt together.
Add egg whites and mix together until a “dough” is formed.

Separating Egg Whites

Work the dough into small balls using your hands, and place on a lightly greased cookie sheet
Baked 20 minutes, or until macaroons are lightly golden.

Enjoy after a delicious sedar meal (perhaps with some Manischewitz?) Keep checking back for Passover-friendly posts this week! And check out my friend’s blog Novice Noms for more Passover recipes!

Chag Same’ach my fellow Jews!

Remember–It’s a cake walk!


4 Responses to “Passover Baking: Macaroons”

  1. novicenoms April 19, 2011 at 7:14 PM #

    After having the privilege of trying these, I can honestly say they are WAYYY better than the store bought ones I’ve always had growing up. I cannot wait to make my own batch!

  2. shannonalleva April 21, 2011 at 10:58 PM #

    These look delicious and surprisingly fairly easy to bake! I’m a huge fan of macaroons and will definitely use this recipe in the future!

    • It's A Cake Walk April 22, 2011 at 12:07 AM #

      They are super easy! There are other recipes that involve more ingredients, but I like this one because it’s so simple and it would probably be really easy to add things to it, like chocolate :)

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