While making this cookie you may revert back to when you were a child molding all kinds of objects with play dough. These need to be mixed by hand (literally), then molded into balls before baking (please wash your hands first).
Ingredients: 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 2 2/3 cups shredded coconut, 2 egg whites, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, pinch of salt, 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, 1/4 cup cocoa.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or grease lightly. Melt chocolate (I used chocolate chips) in microwave for a minute or two, stirring after each minute, until thoroughly melted; allow to cool.
In large mixing bowl, combine sugar, coconut, egg whites, vanilla, salt and cocoa, and melted chocolate. Using your (CLEAN) hands, mix well, completely combining ingredients. Dampen hands with cold water. Mold into 1 1/2 inch balls or mounds; place on prepared baking sheets, about 1 inch apart.
Bake 15-17 minutes or until cookies are just firm yet soft in the middle. Allow to cool a minute or two before transferring to cooling racks.
Makes 1 1/2 - 2 dozen chocolatey mounds. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.