This is a recipe my aunt made in the 30's. A meringue cookie with coconut and cornflake cereal. I could never eat enough of them.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
18 mins
total:
33 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
2 1/2 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites to stiff peaks. Stir in white sugar. Fold in coconut and cornflakes. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 18 minutes in the preheated oven, or until coconut is golden.

Nutrition Facts

54 calories; protein 0.6g 1% DV; carbohydrates 9g 3% DV; fat 2g 3% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 18.3mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2006
Make sure you use 2c. cereal crushed not 2c. of crushed cereal! I lowered the oven temp. to 325 deg. and that was perfect. Next time I will cut back on the amount of sugar. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2010
When I made the recipe the batter did not stick together. It tells you to bake for 18 min. but I only put 10 and the macaroons were burnt. There is way to much sugar in the recipe. There more like cookies than macaroons. Would not recomend at all. Read More
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34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2006
Make sure you use 2c. cereal crushed not 2c. of crushed cereal! I lowered the oven temp. to 325 deg. and that was perfect. Next time I will cut back on the amount of sugar. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2004
These were so easy to make and so good! The only change I made was to bake for only 9 minutes. What a great way to use the last of the corn flakes in the box! Thanks Kathie! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2003
This was a wonderful cookie I did adjust some if it. I added a half cup more of corn flakes. Depending on how sweet you like your cookies I would adjust sugar to 1/2. Will keep making thanks so much for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2006
My mother made these when I was a child and they are indeed the original and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/23/2005
---- Extra Stars for this VERY EASY and YUMMY recipe. Thanks Kathie for submitting for others to enjoy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2009
Everytime I have made these they are a hit with people at work and my family. The last time I made was at Christmas 2008 and my mom just loves these cookies. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/16/2007
This is an excellent recipe. Very easy and it turned out great. We liked these cookies so much we made them several days in a row. Also I used Special K cereal instead of cornflakes and added about a teaspoon of coconut extract when I added the sugar. Will certainly make these again -- thank you for posting this recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/15/2009
These were really good I like that they didn't spread out much while cooking. I also liked the light texture to these for something different. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/02/2010
I used Corn Chex since we are a gluten free family. I also used 3 egg whites instead of two. They were super yummy! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/25/2010
When I made the recipe the batter did not stick together. It tells you to bake for 18 min. but I only put 10 and the macaroons were burnt. There is way to much sugar in the recipe. There more like cookies than macaroons. Would not recomend at all. Read More
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