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Sprinkling pistachio crumbles on coconut cookie...Yay or Nay?

eviemichael Dec 1, 2012 05:08 AM

I am making these coconut thumbprint cookies for Christmas this year : http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/in...

and I thought it would be nice to sprinkle some blended pistachios around the raspberry jam so that the red and green colors together would look festive.

This won't ruin the flavor, right? I know there are Middle Eastern pistachio-coconut sweets that are great, but I don't want to affect the coconut butter flavor in these cookies too much.

So yay or nay to the pistachio sprinkling?

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    Hobbert Dec 1, 2012 05:15 AM

    Sounds good to me. I like the combination of salty and sweet. Why not make a test cookie if the pistachio isn't getting mixed into the cookie dough?

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    1. re: Hobbert
      eviemichael Dec 1, 2012 05:26 AM

      Good idea! Honestly, why didn't I think of that?

    2. alkapal Dec 1, 2012 05:43 AM

      YUM! i say "yay."

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      1. re: alkapal
        eviemichael Dec 1, 2012 08:15 AM

        Thanks. :) How bad can pistachio be, right?

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        magiesmom Dec 1, 2012 06:19 AM

        I know about the red/green thing but I think pistachio favor would go a lot better with the apricot jam option.

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        1. re: magiesmom
          eviemichael Dec 1, 2012 08:15 AM

          Good point. Maybe I should just use a light sprinkling of green crystal sugar

          1. re: eviemichael
            magiesmom Dec 1, 2012 10:27 AM

            If you are wed to red and green, yes. But if you want best flavor, I'd use the apricot jam
            and pistachios. I'd also use half butter and half coconut oil to bump up the coconut flavor.

            But then I don't celebrate CHristmas, so the red and green thing is probably much more important to you than me ;)

            1. re: magiesmom
              eviemichael Dec 1, 2012 10:37 AM

              I'm giving some of them as gifts to my little cousins, so I thought those colors would be more fun/festive...then again, it would probably please me more than them!

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