2 2/3 cups shredded coconut
2/3 cup sugar
¼ cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon salt
4 egg whites
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 cup chopped almonds (I don't use)


Combine coconut, sugar, flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Stir in the egg whites and almond extract. Stir in the chopped almonds (if desired); mix well.

Drop the mixture from a teaspoon onto lightly greased baking sheets. Garnish them with candied cherry halves, if desired. Bake at 325 degrees farenheit for 20-25 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown .

Remove the cookies from the baking sheets immediately. The recipe makes about 2 ½ dozen.