Mandarin Coconut Cookies

Mandarin Coconut Cookies
Contributor
Whole Foods Market

These fragrant mandarin and coconut cookies pack loads of flavor. 

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24
Servings
255
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 mandarin oranges, such as satsumas or clementines
  • 1 3/4 Cup cane sugar
  • 3/4 Cups coconut oil
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 Cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Cup grated unsweetened dried coconut, divided
  • 3 Tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Use a vegetable peeler to remove outer peel from mandarins, and then finely chop it to obtain 1 tablespoon zest. Juice mandarins to obtain 1/4 cup juice. Set aside. In a large bowl, beat 1 1/4 cups sugar and oil on medium speed for 1 minute. Add juice, zest, and vanilla and beat again. Add flour, 1/2 cup coconut, cornstarch, baking powder and salt; beat again until combined. In a bowl, combine remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 cup coconut.

Form dough into 1 1/2-inch balls. Arrange 2 inches apart on a parchment-paper-lined baking sheet. Dip a flat-bottomed glass in water and then in sugar mixture. Press down firmly on each cookie, re-dipping the glass as needed. Bake until golden brown and just firm, about 15 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
13g
19%
Saturated Fat
8g
33%
Carbohydrate, by difference
31g
24%
Protein
3g
7%
Calcium, Ca
5mg
1%
Choline, total
2mg
0%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
45µg
11%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
10mg
3%
Niacin
2mg
14%
Phosphorus, P
37mg
5%
Selenium, Se
8µg
15%
Sodium, Na
13mg
1%
Water
5g
0%

Coconut Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Coconut Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.