Coconut-filled Meringue Cookies


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    2 dozen

    filled cookies
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Food and Life of Oaxaca: Traditional Recipes from Mexico′s Heart

By Zarela Martínez

Published 1997

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These pretty little sandwich cookies are served at baptisms in Oaxaca. The mixture is not a true meringue since it contains egg yolks and cornstarch, but something between a meringue and the kind of egg batter used for ladyfingers. An electric mixer will give best results.

The candied coconut mixture is versatile and delicious. It shows up in layered cakes (antes) and other small pastries such as Empanadas Dulces. A similar type of coconut j