Coconut, Lime & Pistachio Cookies

Coconut, Lime & Pistachio Cookies


Now these cookies are different than what I’m used to baking. For starters there is no chocolate to be seen anywhere. Not even a scooch! However, if you like pistachios, coconut, dried cranberries and lime then here you go, you’ll love these. To me, they have the characteristics of a sugar cookie…probably because they’re flattened ever so slightly with a glass coated in sugar. Yep, that’s definitely the reason alright!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 4 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant coconut cream pudding mix
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup pistachios, chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 large egg white, room temperature
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lime zest

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and lime juice. In another bowl, whisk flour, pudding mix, baking soda and baking powder; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in pistachios and dried cranberries. With clean beaters, beat egg white on medium speed until thick and foamy; stir in coconut.
  • Drop dough by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Flatten slightly with bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Top with coconut mixture. Bake until until edges begin to brown, 10-12 minutes. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Sprinkle with lime zest. Store in airtight containers.

Test Kitchen tips: If the coconut shreds are too long, chop them up before mixing them with the egg white. This will ensure that the whole cookie is covered with coconut.

Recipe Source: Taste of Home – 2018

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