Macaroon Madness – The 90 second Macaroon.

by zesty on April 20, 2011 · 43 comments

I was craving coconut! When I am craving something it is kind of like a 3 year old wanting the toy in the very bottom of the toy box that nobody can see or find but the kid knows it is in there.  I pretty much need whatever I am craving or I get a little cranky… I know scary.  With that said, I wanted to re-visit a refined 90 second macaroon.  I made these a while ago and was impressed with the simplicity and they hit the spot.


Macaroons in 90 seconds was born. This recipe is sooooooooo easy.

Literally 4 ingredients, some parchment paper, a plate and a microwave is all you need to whip these babies up. Give it a try.


  • 1 Egg White
  • 3/4 Cup Unsweetened Coconut
  • 1 Tsp. Cocoa
  • 1 Cup Icing Sugar


  1. Add egg white to a small bowl and beat until foamy on top.



  2. In another bowl mix together icing sugar and cocoa; then add egg white mixture and stir thoroughly;





  3. Add coconut and mix together.



  4. Line a microwaveable plate with a piece of parchment paper and add 4 spoonfuls of the mixture to the plate


  5. Microwave on high for 90 seconds.
  6. Let cool and move to rack.
  7. Repeat as this mixture should make 8.
  8. ENJOY!

Zesty Tip: Be very cautious of your microwave’s power.  I noticed in mine that the first batch I could have remove them around 75 seconds.  Just keep a close eye on them while in the microwave.

I hope you have a great Wednesday and I look forward to seeing you on Friday.  If you give these a try let me know how you make out.  My second time around I made them a little “bigger” to ensure they stayed oooey and gooey on the inside.

Take care


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{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

1 HoneyB

so quick and easy! these look yummy!


2 VeggieGirl



3 Lauren

These look so tasty – and quick & easy!

Ah the house-selling process. My fiance and I had our house on the market for a while (we’re renting it out now) and it was such a pain to keep the house immaculate all the time. I hope yours sells soon!

You are quite the traveler lately… Jamaica is going to be a blast!

Can I ask what setting your camera is on to achieve the blurry background and crisp foreground? I have not even begun to tap the capabilities of my Canon, and the user guide isn’t exactly user friendly.

Thanks, Cooking!


4 ZestyCook

@Lauren – the camera setting is in macro mode, flash turned off, and basically when you press the button softly you will get a box around the item that will be in focus… by doing that you will achieve a crisp focused item and a blurry background. I am not sure of the correct terminology. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.


5 Lara (Thinspired)

I’ve seen macaroons on so many blogs but I had no idea they were this quick and easy. Thanks!


6 Jenny

Great recipe!!


7 Meg

These look delicious and I love that they can be made so quickly! I agree….you can never get too much sun.


8 Talia

What is icing sugar? Is it confectioners sugar? If it is, I can totally see myself making these for passover!


9 ZestyCook

@ Talia – Yes you are correct


10 Meghann

Thanks for the shout out :) Even if it is a day late it’s still cool. ;)

Also great maccaroon idea!!! I need to try this!


11 Bunny

Lucky you going off to be in the sun again!! We barely see it here!! This is a perfect treat for Easter!


12 brandi

ha – macaroon madness. I love it! What a great idea!


13 Pearl

oh so yum – gina (fitnessita) would love to see this!


14 Kath

Putting these on my post-semester to-do list!


15 Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter)

Love it Cooking, except we don’t have a microwave. I tried making Gina’s raw macaroons a few months ago, and after trying to dehydrate them in my oven overnight, they ended up hard as rocks! Did make for some tasty coconut granola though. :)

Ugh, we’re in the process of selling our house as well. So grateful for the all the showings, but I basically live with our Swiffer attached to my hip. With 2 dogs, I am CONSTANTLY sweeping up dog hair. So hard to keep everything clean. Best of luck, and I hope our house sells soon…ours too!


16 coco

90 seconds macaroons? oh… this is sooo for me!!! :D


17 eatingbender

Mmm I love macaroons! I’ve never made them myself because I don’t have a dehydrator or the patience (though I hope to attain both someday!) A microwaveable recipe is perfect. Thanks, Cooking!


18 fitri

your macaroon look great …


19 Mara @ What's For Dinner?

LOVE macaroons! I’ll have to try these!


20 Tyler (Raspberry Runner)

90 seconds?! that’s what i’m talking about!! looks delicious! i love coconut :)

is icing sugar the same thing as powdered sugar?


21 Susan

Ooh, I’ve been craving macaroons for like a week now but have been too busy to make some. But a microwaved batch I can do! Thanks :)


22 K

Microwave macaroons?! I adore the micro – I’m going to have to try these!


23 Shelby

I’ve never had a macaroon but it sounds amazingly delicious!


24 Bob

Microwaved macaroons? That’s awesome. :D


25 Jennifer

I never knew Macaroons could be made so easily!

Thanks for the recipe!!


26 Marianne

Coconut & chocolate = awesome :D And I love that these take no time to make.


27 CaSaundra

Now these are some easy, but very yummy looking cookies! Perfectly suitable for some dorm “baking. Thanks–& by the way, your so lucky to get to go to Jamaica! Please send some major sun to Minnesota!! =)


28 Leah @ Simply Fabulous

I’m such a big fan of macaroons. Thanks for the recipe and step by step “guide” !!

Jamaica? You’re lucky!


29 Erin

How impressive, I didn’t know 90 second macaroons were possible. Thanks for the recipe!


30 Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats

Yes! I’ve got all these ingredients in my kitchen!! Dessert!!


31 Run Sarah

Those look amazing – I have to get some cococnut and try them out!


32 Tina

Yuuuumm! Cool photos too!


33 Melissa

I don’t think I’ve EVER had a macaroon but this is tempting!!


34 Cate O'Malley

Looks delicious!


35 Ashley

Wow okay this creation of yours sounds a little too dangerous! (As in delicious and too easy to make.)


36 Angie (Losing It and Loving It)

These look interesting. I have heard a lot about macaroons lately but was not always fond of coconut but these look yummy.

I’m new to your blog but am wondering about your trip to Jamaica. Hubby and I have been going to Negril, Jamaica for the past 3 years and love it. Just being nosey and I love to talk about Jamaica. We only have 8 months to go until we return. Too long!

Nice to meet you!


37 ttfn300

these are so easy they might be dangerous ;-) but i’ll have to try!!


38 Handmade Designer Copper arrings

Howdy! Someone in my Facebook group shared this website with us so I came to look it over. I’m definitely loving the information. I’m book-marking and will be tweeting this to my followers! Excellent blog and fantastic style and design.


39 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog)

Yum! I love short lists of ingredients. :)


40 Lois

I just tried the recipe and, for some reason, withing the first two seconds they puff up and then spread out to be very thin – pretty much cover the whole plate. When they got done cooking, I was able to kinda roll them up into four blobs. After they cooled, they were very crumbly. They taste good, but they don’t look like the picture! Any ideas of what I could be doing wrong?


41 Nathasha

Recipe if fine, but don’t microwave on high power, just keep it 70 degree and adjust the time for 9 mts. I burnt the macaroons by keeping it on high power.


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