Coconut Meringue Cookies

1/2 c. egg whites
1 1/4 c. sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla flavoring
2 1/2 c. flaked or shredded coconut.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease baking sheet or cover with parchment paper. Beat egg whites in large bowl at high speed until foamy. Slowly add sugar 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue beating until stiff and glossy being careful not to underbeat. Blend in salt, vanilla flavoring and coconut. Drop by heaping teaspoons onto baking sheet approximately 2 inches apart. Bake 18 minutes or until set and lightly browned. Cool for several minutes and move to wire rack.

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