Magical Coconut Cookies

Happy Valentine’s Day . . . well, almost!  In honor of the sweet holiday, I thought I would share with you a recipe for a low-calorie treat.  Albeit, it still has sugar and such, but it’s a MUCH better option than several of the other Valentine’s treats out there!

I had to tag “magical” in the name of this recipe because I thought these coconut cookies were magical.  When I first saw the recipe I thought it was strange and wondered how it really came together to offer a crisp, yet chewy texture.  They seemed more like a meringue cookie to me.   After reading several of the 5-star reviews on how fabulous the cookies were, I just had to try them.  I was amazed!  They really were crisp, yet chewy, and I loved the flavor of them!  Magical I tell you, simply magical!

Guess what else I L.O.V.E. about them.  They are only 40 calories a cookie.  Now, that is something sweet!

Magical Coconut Cookies
Adapted from Allrecipes.com & skinnytaste.com

3 egg whites
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp cream of tartar
1 cup sweetened coconut flakes
3/4 cup cornflake crumbs
(from 2 cups cornflakes crushed almost to powder)

Preheat oven to 350°. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silpats.

Whip the eggs whites, cream of tartar and sugar into a meringue until you form to form thick soft peaks, about 8 – 10 minutes.

Fold in the coconut and cornflake crumbs. (I throw the cornflakes into my food processor and process until fine crumbs are resembled.)

Drop by spoonful (I used a cookie scoop) onto parchment lined cookie sheets.  Bake for about 18 minutes or until golden.

Makes about 30 cookies (depending on the size).

Serves 30.

Nutritional Information (Per Cookie)
Calories:  40.1
Protein:  0.7g
Carbs:  7.7g
Fat:  0.8g
Fiber:  0.2g
Sugar:  5.8g

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