These cookies are light, sweet and delicious! That being said, it did take me two tries to make these. The first time I followed the recipe as it's written and the egg whites lost their stiffness resulting in flat, wet cookies even after 25 minutes of baking. This may have been due to ineptitude on my part, however. The 2nd time I added the sugar a spoonful at a time to the egg whites, beating to soft peaks after each addition and omitted the cream of tartar. I still folded in the coconut, using unsweetened coconut to cut down of the sweetness of the cookies. Made for Fall '09 PAC.