In all our years of testing, we've rarely found a cookie recipe as crazy-simple as this reliable crowd-pleaser. These cookies taste great au naturel--but dipping the bottoms in chocolate adds easy decadence (and looks eye-catching on a cookie tray).

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

hands-on:
20 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
24
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325°. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a medium bowl, stir together coconut, sugar, flour and salt. Stir in egg whites and vanilla until combined.

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  • Drop by rounded teaspoon 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool. (Reserve parchment paper if you plan on dipping cookies.)

  • If desired, in a small saucepan, melt chocolate and shortening over low heat. Dip bottoms of cookies into chocolate mixture, then place on reserved parchment until set. (You can speed up the process in the refrigerator.)

Nutrition Facts

68 calories; fat 2g; cholesterol 0mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 11g; mono fat 0g; poly fat 0g; trans fatty acid 0g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 9g; protein 1g; vitamin a 0IU; vitamin c 0mg; thiamin 0mg; riboflavin 0mg; niacin equivalents 0.2mg; vitamin b6 0mg; folate 3.6mcg; vitamin b12 0mcg; sodium 55mg; potassium 39mg; calcium 2mg; iron 0.2mg.
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