Coconut Macadamia Snowflakes

Prep Time: 10 min | 25 min
Yield: 2 dozen
  • 2 Egg Whites
  • Pinch Salt
  • 3/4 C Sugar
  • 1 1/2 C Shredded Coconut
  • 1 C Macademia Nuts, toasted & chopped
  • 2 T Lime Zest
December 18, 2015


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.


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.

Kathryn Wandrie is the head chef and co-owner of KC Catering. Though she is trained in French Classical Cuisine, she expands the boundaries of her culinary education by experimenting with new techniques, cuisines and methods. When she's not cheffing, you can find her on the family farm, spending time with family, or reading a good novel.

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