Cut the angel food cake into 1 inch squares. Prepare the frosting. Use one hand to roll the cake in the frosting and the other hand to roll the frosted cakes in coconut. I usually tint the frosting in pastel shades and sometimes leave them white and decorate each with an icing rosebud and leaf.
I have used raw eggs in this recipe for 30 plus years without any incidence of salmonella. I sell cookies professionally and this has never presented any problems.
The yield is approximate, depends on your cutting of the cake. I cut the loaf in 7-8 slices and each slice into 9 cookies. I count on two per person for a serving.