My mom loves coconut macaroons, and all coconut desserts, really. So growing up we ate a lot of coconut paletas (sort of an ice-creamy popsicle), coconut cakes, and cakes covered in coconut. If you like coconut, too, you will love these cookies!
They are so simple to make (just five ingredients!), and everything a coconut macaroon should be — soft and succulent on the inside with sticky little golden bottoms and just barely browned coconut flakes on top.
I like to use vanilla bean paste in this recipe because it adds the fancy little flecks of vanilla without tinting the whole cookie, but vanilla extract will work just fine if that’s all you have. For extra glamour, you can drizzle dark chocolate on top, too!