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Coconut Pecan Joys Recipe

My five kids are always good judges as to whether or not my recipe experiments are worth repeating. They eagerly eat these chewy goodies.—Lisa Moravek, Corning, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:48 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 package (7 ounces) flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, beat the egg whites, vanilla and lemon juice until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Fold in coconut, pecans and chocolate chips.
  • 2. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 4 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 43 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 16 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchange: 1/2 starch.