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Chocolate Coconut Slices

“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
    about 3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 large 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 sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Directions

  • 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.
  • In another bowl, beat cream cheese and vanilla until smooth. Stir in coconut and nuts. Refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Shape dough into an 8-1/2x6-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 and refrigerate for 2-3 hours or until firm.
  • Cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 91 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch.
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