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Fruity Macaroons


4 cups flaked coconut

1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

1/2 teaspoon almond extract

1 small box gelatin (strawberry, raspberry or desired flavor)


In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix thoroughly, making sure gelatin is blended evenly. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease baking sheets well.

Shape coconut mixture into 1-inch balls and place on prepared baking sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned around edges. Remove from oven and let cookies cool on baking sheet 5 minutes before placing on wire racks to cool. Cookies will be soft.

Makes about 4 dozen cookies.