Coconut-Almond Cookie Bark Recipe

Coconut-Almond Cookie Bark Recipe
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Coconut-Almond Cookie Bark Recipe

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As kids, my friends and I sandwiched Almond Joys between cookies. For our high school reunion, I re-created the idea with a tasty cookie version that breaks apart like chocolate bark.—Faith Cromwell, San Francisco, California
MAKES:
37 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. + cooling Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:
37 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 25 min. + cooling Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups sweetened shredded coconut, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups milk chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°. In a small heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Heat 6-8 minutes or until golden brown, stirring constantly. Transfer to a large bowl; cool 15 minutes.
Whisk in sugars, egg and extract until smooth. In another bowl, whisk flour and salt; stir into sugar mixture. Fold in 1 cup coconut and 3/4 cup chocolate chips. Press into an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 24-28 minutes or until golden brown.
Transfer pan to a wire rack; sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips. Toast remaining coconut. Spread chocolate chips evenly over cookie. Sprinkle with remaining coconut; top with almonds. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
Refrigerate 15 minutes or until chocolate is set. Break cookie into pieces. Yield: about 2 pounds.
Originally published as Coconut-Almond Cookie Bark in Cookies & Candies Bookazine 2015, p30

  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 3/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups sweetened shredded coconut, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups milk chocolate chips, divided
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds, toasted
  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a small heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Heat 6-8 minutes or until golden brown, stirring constantly. Transfer to a large bowl; cool 15 minutes.
  2. Whisk in sugars, egg and extract until smooth. In another bowl, whisk flour and salt; stir into sugar mixture. Fold in 1 cup coconut and 3/4 cup chocolate chips. Press into an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake 24-28 minutes or until golden brown.
  3. Transfer pan to a wire rack; sprinkle with remaining chocolate chips. Toast remaining coconut. Spread chocolate chips evenly over cookie. Sprinkle with remaining coconut; top with almonds. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
  4. Refrigerate 15 minutes or until chocolate is set. Break cookie into pieces. Yield: about 2 pounds.
Originally published as Coconut-Almond Cookie Bark in Cookies & Candies Bookazine 2015, p30

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