Ukrainian Snow Cap Cookies:
It is always a pleasure to serve these regal-looking cookies with a baked-on topping.
1 cup sifted flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
3 egg yolks
1 tablespoon rich milk or cream
3 egg whites
1 1/4 cups confectioners' (icing) sugar
1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
1 cup coconut
Sift the flour with the dry ingredients. Cream the butter; add the egg yolks, one at a time, and continue creaming. Stir in the milk or cream. Add the flour and mix thoroughly. The dough should be light. Chill for easier handling. Roll thin and cut into small rounds.
Prepare the topping by beating the egg whites until stiff; add the sugar gradually, beating constantly. Fold in the walnuts and coconut.
Place the rounds on a greased baking sheet and top each with the meringue. Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees F.) for about 12 minutes, or until delicately browned.
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