Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

a favourite

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 8 ounces coconut
  • 10 ounces sugar
  • 5 egg whites
  • glace cherries, halved (to decorate)


  1. Mix coconut, sugar and egg whites together in a saucepan.
  2. Heat gently, stirring with a wooden spoon until the mixture is warm but NOT hot.
  3. Remove from heat and leave until cold.
  4. Divide mixture into 18 mounds, setting them down on greased, floured baking trays.
  5. Top each mound with a half glace cherry.
  6. Bake 20 minutes at 350F until pale golden brown.
  7. Cool on a wire rack.


Most Helpful

I can see why this is a favorite, excellent recipe. I cut the sugar back to 8 ozs and used unsweetened, medium coconut. Don't do what I did! I used lightly greased floured Foil on the cookie sheet and Uh Oh It was a little tought getting them off. On a solid cookie sheet it would have been no problem, Thanks Eve

Bergy November 18, 2001

Excellent recipe, Eve! I whipped these up so quick, and they were wonderful. I love the soft, chewy texture. Thanks for posting this one!!

MizzNezz March 08, 2002

for the flavor i would probably give it a 5-star rating but for texture a 1-star. but i must have done something wrong - these didn't work at all for me. they didn't thicken and there were no mounds, just cookies as thin as paper. so i poured the remaining mixture into a pie plate and baked it. they were very chewy and had a great flavor. i'm not sure what i did do wrong - but unless i figure it out i probably would not make them again.

elliebelle April 10, 2002

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