Coconut Macaroons

Drop Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 2 egg whites
  • Dash of Salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Beat egg whites (at room temperature) and salt in a medium mixing bowl until foamy. Add sugar and vanilla, beating until stiff peak form. Fold in coconut and pecans, if desired.

Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto parchment-lined cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven, and place cookie sheets on a damp cloth for a few seconds. Remove macaroons to wire racks to cool.

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen.


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