Mele kalikimaka is the thing to say about these cookies! These are a very light, sweet cookie made by folding coconut, macadamia nuts, and lime zest into a fresh meringue. It’s like going to Hawaii for Christmas – not traditional, but still fun. Take care to bake them until light golden, or they will be too soft to pick up.
Coconut Macadamia Snowflakes
Yield: 2 Dozen
2 Egg Whites
3/4 C Sugar
1 1/2 C Shredded Coconut
1 C Macadamia nuts, toasted and chopped
2 T Lime Zest
Beat the egg whites and salt until frothy. While beating, add the sugar in a slow stream and whip on high speed until stiff peaks form.
Fold in the remaining ingredients and scoop into 1 inch balls onto a greased baking sheet.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden. Let cool, and if desired, drizzle with semisweet chocolate.