Pistachio and Coconut Cookies

These cookies are soft and have a very wonderful cake-like texture to them.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
8 small cookies


  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 pinch salt, or more to taste

  • 1 ½ teaspoons coconut oil

  • 3 tablespoons milk

  • 1 tablespoon sour cream

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ cup crushed pistachios

  • ¼ cup shredded unsweetened coconut

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet.

  2. Mix flour, 1/4 cup sugar, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Rub coconut oil into flour mixture using your hands until mixture is crumbly. Add milk, sour cream, and vanilla extract and mix just until dough is combined; fold in pistachios and coconut.

  3. Scoop dough, about 1 teaspoon per cookie, and form into balls; arrange on the prepared baking sheet about 1-inch apart. Mix 1 teaspoon sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl; sprinkle over dough.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until edges turn light brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool cookies on a wire rack.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute coconut oil with any other vegetable oil of your choice. However, it tastes best with coconut oil as it pairs up with shredded coconut and brings out more coconut flavor.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

231 Calories
10g Fat
32g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 231
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 113mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 49mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 155mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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