Mountain Cookies Recipe
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Mountain Cookies Recipe

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I've been making these deliciously different cookies for about 11 years. My kids especially like the creamy coconut filling. Whenever I take these cookies, people ask for the recipe. You'll be hard-pressed to eat just one! —Jeanne Adams, Richmond, Vermont
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 221 calories, 13g fat (7g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 152mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls; place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Make a deep indentation in the center of each cookie. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until the edges just start to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  3. For the filling, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla until smooth. Add pecans and coconut. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon into each cookie.
  4. For topping, in a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and butter with water; stir until smooth. Stir in sugar. Drizzle over cookies. Yield: 4 dozen.
Originally published as Mountain Cookies in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p29

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katiebug371 User ID: 1035203 201655
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"I just made some of these last week and then today. Last week I chilled the dough first and they were perfect. Today I was in a hurry and didn't chill them and they baked totally flat. So just a hint to chill the dough first. The flavors are wonderful and these are one of my favorites now."

Schimerowski User ID: 6436070 69653
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"I thought that they were really good. They were not to bad to make either. And trust me because this is coming from an eighteen year old who just started to bake and really liked it!"

ndwd User ID: 2012428 9679
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2011

"I have been making this Christmas cookie every year since it first came out many issues ago. I find if I freeze them it makes the bottom a bit softer and the flavours combine better."

awheaton05 User ID: 4638305 39842
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2011

"I make these every Christmas. They are one of my favorites. They are a bit time consuming, but worth every step!"

kmalcomb User ID: 4173566 27123
Reviewed Dec. 21, 2010

"I have made these cookies for several years now and they are one of my favorites."

ndwd User ID: 2012428 16139
Reviewed Dec. 17, 2010

"I have been making these cookies for over 10 years and everyone loves them. They are always requested every Christmas. I double the recipe. They freeze great and taste even better after they have been frozen and thawed"

thekingsfive User ID: 1766534 42001
Reviewed Mar. 7, 2010

"These cookies were fantastic. We made them during the holidays and everyone loved them."

mommaofthree User ID: 3554900 27103
Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

"These were among our favorite cookie on our Holiday tray! Will be making more."

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