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Yield:
Makes 2 dozen
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Stir together 1 teaspoon sugar, the pistachios, and coconut in a small bowl.

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  • Put butter and remaining sugar into the bowl on an electric mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Mix on medium speed until combined. Add egg yolk and vanilla; beat until pale and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Reduce speed to low. Add flour, cardamom, and salt; mix until smooth. Wrap dough in plastic, and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Transfer dough to a nonstick baking mat (such as Silpat), or parchment paper. With a floured rolling pin, roll out a 12 by 8-inch rectangle about 1/4 inch thick. Use a pizza wheel to create straight sides, discarding scraps. Carefully transfer mat or paper to a baking sheet. Cut into twenty-four 2-inch squares. Brush with egg white and sprinkle with pistachio mixture.

  • Bake until firm and edges are pale golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven and run pizza wheel over original cuts. Gently break into individual crackers. Transfer to a wire rack to cool. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days.

Reviews (5)

4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 0
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: Unrated
02/27/2009
These turned out just like the photo, but I cannot say that I would recommend them. Pistachios and coconut are not staples in my pantry, these required a trip to the store and the payoff just wasn't there.
Rating: Unrated
01/11/2009
I really enjoyed these cookies. I plan to make some for the girls at work, I know they well enjoy them just as much as I do. As far as nutritional value, I don't worry about it when I'm baking or cooking, However I do read labels when I'm shopping and some foods I refuse to buy.
Rating: Unrated
01/11/2009
Not ignoring the nutritional/health value, has anyone tried the flavor/texture/enjoyment of this cookie? Those within my conscientious dietary circle are able to delight in, and eat chemically undulturated sweets at an enjoyable level tossing aside the desire to hastily devour an alluring temptation, take small nibbles to longingly melt on the tongue, with eyes closed, savoring each flavor within. Be in a comfortable environment, by yourself. Let me know the results of your experience.
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Rating: Unrated
01/10/2009
Google "Nutrition" or "Nutritional values," etc. and surely you'll find tons of websites.
Rating: Unrated
01/10/2009
Does anyone know if there is a place on the site that gives the nutritional information for Martha's recipes? That's something so many other food sites do, they should really add it here. Thanks!