I found this recipe on Holly Hall's blog--she'd posted a photo of an old label that had a great molasses cookie recipe on it. I printed it out, intending to make the molasses cookies but then I saw this recipe for Pings. Since I was going back to work the next day, I decided to make a treat to pack in my lunches.
The cookies made the transition a little easier for me, and were a bright spot in my day. They were fun to make too.
Pings mix the sharp tang of lemon mixed with the sweetness of coconut for a crunchy on the outside-soft on the inside cookie that tingles taste buds and soothes the sweet tooth. These would be good summertime cookies, or you could dye the coconut by shaking it in a bag with food coloring to make pretty Easter or Christmas cookies.
The recipe called for finely grated coconut which I didn't have; I think the cookies would be even better with finer coconut, however. I also mixed coconut into the dough because I mis-read the recipe--I would do that again on purpose.
Holly's blog, Mama Says Vintage, is a trip back in time to the 50's when women cooked at home and sewed. She offers vintage photos, recipes and lots more in a well put-together blog that is always interesting to read. Stop by and say hello--I bet you stay a while longer browsing her posts.