What do you do when you have leftover egg whites? You make these simply delicious and chewy coconut macaroons. While macaroons originated in an Italian monastery in the 8th century it was the French in 1535 who would add coconut to this simple meringue which is very much like what we eat today . Once made these light cookies do not even make it to the end of the day in my house, so be prepared to hide them if you want any yourself. For the holidays I like to dip them in chocolate or stuff extra surprises inside. Enjoy!