Preheat the oven to 350 deg. F
Lightly grease two baking sheets with butter
In a bowl and beat the egg whites with the electric mixer on high until there are soft peaks. Gradually add the sugar.
Make sure to beat after each addition until the peaks are glossy.
Finely chop the nuts.
Add them along with the coconut to the mixture.
Wet your hands and put the mixture on the baking sheets in rounds or use a small round scoop.
Bake them until they are lightly golden (this takes about 20-25 minutes).
Store in an air-tight container.