These are dense and chewy and not too sweet. Be careful not to over beat egg whites and use shredded unsweetened coconut, not the kind that's ground.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 cookies
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Place the pistachios in the container of a food processor, and pulse until finely ground.

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  • In a medium bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar and salt until they hold soft peaks. Gradually sprinkle in the sugar while continuing to whip until the peaks hold their shape, but are not too stiff. Gently fold in the pistachios, vanilla, and coconut. Scoop out 8 mounds onto the prepared baking sheet.

  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the tops are lightly browned. Allow to cool completely.

  • When the cookies are cool, melt the chocolate in a glass bowl in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Dip half of each cookie in to the chocolate, or drizzle chocolate over the tops. Let the chocolate set before eating if you can wait!

Nutrition Facts

373 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 27.7g 9% DV; fat 29.5g 45% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 29.6mg 1% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2009
This is actually supposed to be made with unsalted pistachios which you can find already shelled in bulk at Sprouts grocery/health food stores. You can buy them online as well. This recipe is really quite terrific. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/15/2011
I tried to do this for 18 instead of a tiny amount of 8 cookies and WAYYYYYYYYYY too much coconut. Read More
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3 Ratings
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  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2009
This is actually supposed to be made with unsalted pistachios which you can find already shelled in bulk at Sprouts grocery/health food stores. You can buy them online as well. This recipe is really quite terrific. Read More
(7)
Rating: 2 stars
02/15/2011
I tried to do this for 18 instead of a tiny amount of 8 cookies and WAYYYYYYYYYY too much coconut. Read More
(3)
Rating: 1 stars
11/24/2009
these are way too salty no flavor! have never written a review but felt the need to review this. Read More
(2)
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