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Christmas Wreath Macaroons

These Christmas wreath cookie are as fun to decorate as they are to eat! Only four ingredients required, plus your decorative sprinkles. Like all macaroons, since they are flourless, they’re also gluten-free.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time16 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Christmas, cookies, easy, gluten free
Servings: 30 cookies


  • 14 ounces sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Holiday nonpareils


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Combine egg whites with sugar and vanilla; add shredded coconut until well mixed.
  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls (or use a cookie scoop) onto parchment -lined baking sheets.
  • Make a hole in center of each cookie to form cookie into a wreath shape. Sprinkle with nonpareils*.
  • Bake for 10 - 14 minutes. Rotate pans front to back,and bake 2 more minutes or until coconut begins to brown.
  • Transfer parchment paper with cookies to wire racks; cool completely. 


*If using larger decorative sprinkles like holly leaves, press them into cookie wreath during final 2 minutes of baking time so holly leaf retains shape and doesn’t melt and spread.