Flourless Pistachio Cookies are cookies for all seasons, but they are the best alternative to ice cream or any other frozen treats in summer since they are really light yet yummy enough to satisfy your sweet tooth. Another great thing about these cookies are they are butter-free!
If you love coconut recipes, you should see our 3-ingredient macaroon recipe and coconut ice too!
You will be amazed when you see how it’s possible to make wonderful pistachio cookies just with four ingredients. If you have never tried flourless cookies before, I highly recommend you to try these chewy cookies with a lovely green color coming from pistachio. Just pair these with cold milk, which is my favorite way of eating cookies in summer. I must warn you though that you will easily get addicted! You can eat the whole tray yourself, you will never feel bored due to their fresh flavor coming from coconut.
Grated coconut and powdered pistachio in these Flourless Pistachio Cookies make a perfect combination and you never need flour in them. You would probably not notice that these are flourless if Ididn’t reveal that secret. These pistachio cookies are one of the best flourless cookies I’ve ever had.
You don’t need flour of any kind in this recipe. Unlike most gluten-free cookies which are mostly made with rice flour as in these Chestnut Cookies or almond flour, these cookies have powdered pistachio and grated coconut as a substitution for flour.
These cookies are not crumbly and the dough holds together well although there is no butter in it. What makes it hold well is not a secret, just an egg white makes the magic. So what you need to do is to combine powdered pistachio, grated coconut, powdered sugar and egg white. Chill the dough to shape it easily, make balls from it and bake. See how easy?
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Flourless Pistachio Cookies
Gluten-free and butter-free cookies with pistachio and coconut.
- Prep Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 8 minutes
- Total Time: 2 hours 13 minutes
- Yield: 25 1x
- Category: Snack
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Turkish
- Diet: Gluten Free
- 1 cup powdered pistachio
- ¾ cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup grated coconut
- 1 egg white
- Preheat oven to 170C (340F).
- Combine all the ingredients and chill for 2 hours.
- Line an oven tray with parchment paper.
- Make small balls from the dough and bake for 7-8 minutes or until their top is very slightly golden.
- Cool them on a wire rack.
- Keep in an airtight container up to a week.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 61
- Sugar: 5.5 g
- Sodium: 12.1 mg
- Fat: 3.6 g
- Carbohydrates: 6.7 g
- Protein: 1.2 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: pistachio cookies, glutenfree coconut cookies, flourless cookies
Is the grated coconut fresh?
No it's not fresh. I buy it from spice shops.
What is the nutritional information. I am on a carb diet and would love to know how many carbs they are.
Hi Mikeala, sorry I'm not sure about the nutritional information.
They taste great, but not like pistachio, only coconut. Also, brown not green. Did you add color??
No I didn't add any colors Colleen. Maybe the types of pistachio we use make the difference.
That could totally be right yep, and I was wondering if you had any idea about nutrition info - seems to have a lot of powdered sugar to be a low carb item.....thoughts?
This is such a great idea. 🙂 Can't wait to try it this weekend.
Pat Foti says
Do you use packaged sweetened coconut or unsweetened coconut ?
Donna A says
Pat Foti, did you get a response to this? I just found the recipe and would love to make them for my son who can't have gluten, but don't want to get it wrong.
You could use almond meal in place of the coconut, you may need a little more than the required amount of coconut though
cookin Cathy says
I hate coconut but love pastichio is there a substitute I could use?
You might try cocoa powder if you are looking for a glutenfree recipe. I don't know what else you can use instead of coconut.
I would love to see the nutrition info!
Colleen Sahlas says
Pretty color. Looks like a basic coconut macaroon recipe with powdered pistachio in the batter. My guess is you can use a coffee grinder, nut grinder or a robot-coupe.
What is powdered pistachio and where do you get it?
Powdered pistachio is sold packaged at markets here, but you can make it yourself too. Just grind pistachios in a food processor or grind manually in a mortar.
Where do you get powdered pistachio?
Toni Cole says
Buy pistachios and grind them up in a coffee grinder.
I do this with Almonds and make my own Almond meal.
Consequently yummy! That seems to be impressive!