White Christmas Pie Cookies

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3 deep dish cookies on a white pedestal with a white ceramic Christmas village background

I’m bringing White Christmas Pie Cookies to the party today and I want to thank Katrina so much for inviting me. I will be adding many to my must bake list! I remember many years ago my mom making White Christmas Pie, It was white and fluffy and covered with coconut on top. It was so pretty and white, I do believe that if you served it, you could just be lucky enough to wind up with a “White” Christmas. Oh how wonderful that would be to have the ground covered in snow. Chances are it won’t be happening at my home this year, we live in Southern California. I lived here for 12 years and before that I lived in New Jersey where I was born and raised and can remember having a White Christmas a time or two, maybe it was because my mom made White Christmas Pie. Well, anything is possible. It is Christmas after all. The time of believing anything is possible.

I took my fond memory of my moms Christmas Pie and make it into a coconut sugar cookie, with very fluffy white coconut frosting topped with….oh you guessed it…coconut. The focus on my blog Created by Diane is on both sweet treats as well as savory recipes. I like to prepare easy dinners and fun appetizers along with all the yummy desserts. I hope you’ll stop by and say hi!

sugar cookie dough being pressed into wells of a deep dish cookie sheet with a measuring cup

Pressing the dough into the deep dish cookie pan with the bottom of a measuring cup makes the tops smooth.

baked deep dish sugar cookies in pan without frosting

The cookies removed easily with a plastic spreader, I place it on the edge of one of the cookies and pop them out when they are cooled.

finished deep dish sugar cookies on cooling rack with white frosting and coconut flakes

Pipe the fluffy frosting onto the cookies and top with coconut.

White Christmas Pie Cookies Recipe

Deep dish cookies with a fluffy coconut frosting
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 cookies

Ingredients

  • For the Cookies:
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon coconut emulsion or extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded coconut for topping
  • For the Frosting:
  • 1 cup butter room temperature but still firm when pressed
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon coconut emulsion or extract
  • 6 drops white food coloring I use Americolor

Instructions

  • For the cookies:
  • Beat butter and sugar until smooth Add egg and mix until incorporated then add in vanilla, coconut flavorings
  • Mix in flour along with baking powder and salt. Mix until dough pulls away from sides of bowl.
  • Place 3 tablespoons of dough into each section of a deep dish cookie pan. Press down the dough with a smooth item, like the bottom of a ½ cup measuring cup dipped in flour.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes or until centers are set and edges are golden.
  • For the Frosting:
  • Beat butter until smooth.
  • Add powdered sugar and mix until incorporated on medium low speed.
  • Add in the heavy cream, coconut emulsion and white coloring and whip on high speed until it’s very smooth and creamy.
  • Assembly: Pipe frosting onto cooled cookies with a piping bag fitted with a star tip, I use a 2D tip. Top with coconut.

single White Christmas Pie Cookie with frosting and coconut flakes on a white plate with blue background

I literally gasped when I opened up the email containing this post. I don’t know if Diane is familiar with my extreme love of vanilla or coconut but this recipe was made just for my tastes! Dear Santa, I want a deep dish cookie pan under the tree please!!

You can connect with Diane on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and her blog Created by Diane. Here are some of her other cookies that will be sure to tempt your taste buds:

Fruitcake Cut Out Cookies
Easy Caramel Filled Chocolate Cookies
Peppermint Mocha Cut Out Cookies

Thanks for bringing the cookies, Diane!