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).
Nutritional Information (Per Cookie)