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

Pinch Salt

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.