1. Heat oven to 300 degree F. Spray 2 large cookie sheets with nonstick spray. In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites, and cream of tarter on high speed until foamy. Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, and continue beating until egg whites are stiff and glossy. Fold in coconut and vanilla extract.
2. Drop batter by teaspoonfuls 1 inch apart onto prepared sheets. Bake until golden brown, about 18 to 20 minutes. Transfer macaroons to wire rack to cool. Makes 68 macaroons.