A good cook can usually imagine how a new recipe will turn
out just by glancing at the ingredients and their ratio to
one another. Will the cake be spongy, crisp or very sweet?
This recipe produces cookies far better than the sum of its
parts. (Of course, you may not get that far because the
batter itself is so good!) Stump the family with scrumptious,
healthful mezonos cookies without flour or fats! Easy
enough for children to make, too.
4 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
12 or more chopped maraschino cherries
1 1/2 cup raisins
2 cups quick-cooking oats (or regular)
2 cups shredded coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla or rum
1. Beat egg whites with salt until stiff.
2. Gradually add sugars.
3. Fold in (checked) raisins, vanilla, oatmeal, coconut and
4. Drop by teaspoon onto wax paper lining a cookie sheet.
Bake until cookies begin turning brown. Do not overbake; they
should be chewy, rather than crisp. Remove after cooled.
Variation: Chopped nuts and chocolate bits substituted for
raisins and cherries.
We know you'll ENJOY!