I always hated coconut as a kid, and then about 5 years ago it suddenly started tasting good! Now, I am hooked on these darn macaroons.
- 4 egg whites
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder or 1 tsp. extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1 cups sugar
- 1 12 ounces flaked coconut
Preheat oven to 325F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a large mixing bowl beat egg whites and cream of tartar with electric mixer on high speed until stiff peaks form.
Add a few tablespoons of the sugar and keep beating. Add the sugar slowly until it is all added. Add vanilla and salt and mix until combined.
Fold in coconut.
Using a scoop or a large rounded tablespoon, drop in mounds on prepared cookie sheets.
Place on separate racks in oven. Bake 20 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool.
Makes about two dozen cookies.