MACAROONED ON A DESSERT ISLAND

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This would be better with cookies!

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. 

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