MACAROONED ON A DESSERT ISLAND
3 cups sweetened shredded coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 egg whites, stiffly beaten
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
Whole macadamia nuts
2 Cup semi sweet chocolate (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine coconut, almond extract, and salt. Mix in condensed milk to form a thick paste. Fold in egg whites that were stiffly beaten with the cream of tarter. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets, about 2 inches apart, maroon a nut alone in the center top of the cookie. Bake for about 8 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
When they are finished a nice touch if they aren’t sweet enough already is to melt some semi sweet chocolate over a double boiler or in a bowl over a pot of boiling water. When all melted, you can dip the bottoms of the cookies in the chocolate or drizzle over the top.