- 3/4 cup butter or margarine
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg, separated
- 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground mace
- Tinted flaked coconut
Cream butter in a large mixing bowl; gradually and sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk and orange rind; beat well. Stir in honey.
Combine flour, baking powder, salt, and mace. Gradually add to creamed mixture, blending well.
Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets; flatten each with a fork. Brush lightly beaten egg white over cookies; sprinkle coconut over egg cookies; sprinkle coconut over egg white. Bake at 350° for 10 to 14 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in airtight containers.
Yield: 5 dozen.
Note: To tint coconut, sprinkle a few drops of food coloring over coconut: toss with a fork until evenly tinted.