Blogger had a hissy fit yesterday and erased this post...I love these cookies, and they're so worth passing along, so I thought I'd give it another whirl.
Because I never buy sweets at the grocery store, I sometimes have to rummage through my baking goods and invent cookies with what I've got on hand. On occasion, I'll consult my Big Cookie Cookbook, but it always calls for weird ingredients that I've never heard of or has more than two or three steps, and since I'm a lazy cook, I just make up my own recipe loosely based on one from the book. These "macaroons" are just one such example.
2 egg whites
1/4 tsp almond extract
2 tbsp flour
2 cups flaked coconut
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans (or almonds)
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
1. In medium mixing bowl, beat egg whites on medium speed until frothy and foamy. Add sugar, flour, and extract. Mix until well blended.
2. Stir in chocolate chips, coconut, and nuts until well mixed.
3. Place heaping spoonfuls onto baking sheet (lightly greased or use parchment paper) about 2 inches apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes, or until golden brown.