Coconut Pistachio Cookies


I altered my mom's famous chocolate chip cookie recipe to accommodate two of my favorite flavors, coconut and pistachio. These crunchy-on-the-outside, chewy-on-the-inside cookies have been a huge hit ever since and one of my favorite to make. Hope you enjoy!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Total Time:
28 mins
2 dozen


  • cup shortening

  • 3 tablespoons butter, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup chopped pistachios, or more to taste

  • ½ cup coconut flakes, or more to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  2. Combine shortening, butter, white sugar, brown sugar, egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract in a large bowl; beat with an electric mixer until smooth.

  3. Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together in a bowl. Beat slowly into the shortening mixture until thoroughly combined. Mix pistachios and coconut flakes into the dough using a large spoon or your hands until evenly distributed.

  4. Drop heaping spoonfuls of dough 2 inches apart onto 2 baking sheets.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until bottoms are a light golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

135 Calories
6g Fat
18g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 135
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 80mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 18g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 10mg 1%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 53mg 1%

* 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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