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Coconut Chocolate Chip Macaroons

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Ingredients

2 large egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
Pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-2/3 cups flaked coconut, fluffed with fork
1/4 cup mini semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly buttered foil. Beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Continue to beat while gradually adding sugar in a stream. Beat in flour, salt and vanilla extract. Fold in coconut and chips by hand. Wet your hands and shape tablespoons of coconut mixture into balls. Arrange on prepared baking sheets about 1-inch apart. Bake 20-22 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely before transferring to serving plate. Makes two dozen cookies.

Cathie Lange
Eldridge, Iowa




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