French Kisses


This whimsical cookie recipe turned up in my Great Grandmother’s recipe box.  I smiled with nostalgia when I noticed that the recipe prominently features Corn Flakes… this would have been quite the modern cookie ingredient in her day!  This light, meringue type cookie is perfect for summer.  The coconut and almond in this recipe offer a pleasing flavor combination.  Enjoy!

Ingredients (makes 36 cookies)

3 egg whites

1 cup sugar

2 cups Corn Flakes

1 cup shredded coconut

1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used almonds)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1) Beat egg whites in a scrupulously clean bowl until stiff.

Step 2) Add sugar and vanilla to egg whites and beat for two minutes longer – mixture should look glossy.

Step 3) Stir in Corn Flakes, coconut, and nuts.  Drop rounded teaspoons of mixture onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Step 4) Bake in 325 degree oven for 18 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack and enjoy!

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