Mrs. Field's Choconut Macaroons

Mrs. Field’s Choconut Macaroons

Source: Mrs. Fields’ Cookie Secrets

1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons almond paste
1 cup shredded coconut
2 ounces mini semi-sweet chocolate chips about (1/3 cup)
3 large egg whites
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets; set aside.

In medium bowl, with hands mash almond paste and sugar together until completely mixed. Stir in coconut and chocolate chips until well mixed; set aside.

In clean, ungreased medium bowl, whip egg whites on high speed till fluffy. Add cream of tartar and beat until stiff. Mix half of stiff egg whites into coconut mixture until lightened. Gently fold in remaining egg whites.

Drop rounded teaspoonsful onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake at 325 degrees F until peaks are lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Let set on cookie sheets for 1 minute, then remove to cool on rack.