AJ’s Cookie – Coconut Meringue Macaroon

This cookie is more of a coconut meringue macaroon.  I call it AJ’s Cookie because it’s one of my husband’s favorite. 

I found a recipe in a magazine MANY years ago but it was a lemon macaroon cookie and he’s not a big fan of lemon.  It looked good but I had to change it around to something he would like.  I tweaked it a little and now it’s one of those I make from memory since I make it a lot!  I’m sure this recipe is out there in some form but this has worked for me for a long time.  Funny thing I’ve never made it actual recipe, and I really love lemon…hummm…

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Beat egg whites and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl with an electric mixer on high speed till soft peaks forms (tips curl).  Gradually add sugar, about a tablespoon at a time, beating till stiff, glossy peaks form (tips stand straight).  Fold in coconut and pecans.

Drop mixture by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart onto parchment paper or lightly greased cookie sheet.  Bake in a 325 degree oven about 15-20 minutes or till edges are lightly browned.  Makes about 25-30.

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