Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Cookie Recipe #199 - Chocolate Coconut Surprise Cookies
A bite-size Mounds bar is the surprise hidden inside a soft chocolate cookie with a coating of fine powdered sugar.
Ingredients: 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, room temperature, 1 cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon strong coffee, 2 eggs, 2 teaspoons baking powder, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 2/3 cup cocoa, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1 cup sweetened coconut (firmly packed), powdered sugar for rolling, Bite-size Mounds candy bars (or mini Mounds, cut into thirds [I cut mine in half]).
Instructions: In a large mixing bowl, beat butter, sugar, coffee and eggs. Add baking powder and blend well. In another mixing bowl, stir together flour, cocoa, and salt and gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. Stir in coconut. Cover dough and refrigerate about 2 hours or until firm enough to handle.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat fingers with powdered sugar and shape chilled dough into 1 inch balls. Dough will be fairly sticky, so recoat fingers as necessary. Press a piece of the candy in center of each ball and enclose, rerolling into ball. Roll in powdered sugar to coat generously.
Place about 2 inches apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets and bake in preheated oven about 12 minutes or until set.
Immediately remove from baking sheets to wire racks to cool completely.
Makes 2 1/2 - 3 dozen cookies.
This is another recipe from eons.com posted by Debirae on May 28, 2010.