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Chocolate Coconut Slices Recipe
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Chocolate Coconut Slices Recipe

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“I search all year long for new recipes to try and give away to friends and family, and I make hundreds of cookies each year. These cookies taste just like a Mounds bar.” —Linda Kappelt, Linesville, Pennsylvania
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • FILLING:
  • 1/3 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 91 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 47 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, chocolate and vanilla. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  2. In another bowl, beat cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. Stir in coconut and nuts. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Shape dough into an 8-1/2-in. x 6-in. rectangle. Shape coconut mixture into an 8-1/2-in. log; place on dough. Wrap dough around filling, sealing the seam. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until firm.
  4. Cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks. Yield: about 3 dozen.
Originally published as Chocolate Coconut Slices in Taste of Home August/September 2009, p50

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 91 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 47 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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Reviewed Apr. 14, 2011

i thought these were fairly bland tasting and had a dry consisancy. for all the work that goes into making these, i would not make these again!

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Reviewed Jan. 6, 2010

I really enjoyed the taste of these cookies and they were pretty simple to make. I had a hard time cutting them into "1/4" wafers and more often than not wound up making them up to 1/2 inch thick ones. I guess I need more practice making rolls and such. Overall, they are unique and a decent cookie. I just wish mine had turned out more like the picture.

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