Beat egg whites, cream of tartar and salt in medium bowl until foamy.
Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. Continue beating until stiff and glossy. Do not underbeat.
Fold in peppermint extract, coconut and chocolate chips.
Drop mixture by teaspoonfuls about 1 inch apart onto cookie sheet. Place a chocolate chip on each cookie.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or just until edges are light brown. Cool 10 minutes; remove from cookie sheet.
3-1/2 TO 4 DOZEN COOKIES