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Mint Macaroons

Author/Submitted by: Betty Crocker's Cookbook
Servings: 48
Categories: Chocolate / Cookies / Desserts

3    egg whites
1/4  teaspoon  cream of tartar
1/8  teaspoon  salt
3/4  cup  sugar
1/4  teaspoon  peppermint extract
2  cups  flaked coconut
1  package  semisweet, (6 ounces)
    chocolate chips, reserving
3 1/2    to
4  dozen  chocolate chips

Heat oven to 300 degrees. Grease cookie sheet lightly. beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt in medium bowl until foamy. Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue beating until stiff and glossy. Do not underbeat. Fold in peppermint extract, coconut and chocolate chips. Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto cookie sheet. Place a chocolate chip on each cookie. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or just until edges are light brown. Cool 10 minutes; remove from cookie sheet. 3-1/2 TO 4 DOZEN COOKIES; 55 CALORIES PER COOKIE.

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