Mandarin Coconut Cookies

Mandarin Coconut Cookies

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Makes about 3 dozen
These fragrant cookies are packed with flavor, thanks to sweet mandarin oranges and a double dose of coconut. 
Ingredients: 
  • 2 mandarin oranges, such as satsumas or clementines
  • 1 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 3/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled slightly
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup finely grated unsweetened dried coconut, divided
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
Method: 
Preheat oven to 325°F. Zest mandarins 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.

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Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving: 120 calories (50 from fat), 6g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 40mg sodium, 16g carbohydrates, 1g protein.
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