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Mountain Cookies

 Mountain Cookies
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
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • FILLING:
  • 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
  • TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Mountain Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 2 cookies equals 221 calories, 13 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 152 mg sodium, 24 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.