Donna's Coconut Almond Cookies

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I have four daughters, and my family has a big love of a certain candy bar. I was inspired to create a cookie that would satisfy the cravings! The result is a light and airy cookie that's crisp, packed with flavor, and addicting! It's hard to stop at one. You can switch out the semi-sweet chocolate with your favorite chocolate flavor or just leave the chocolate off altogether. Don't be fooled by the small amount of chocolate because this cookie packs a lot of flavor. These are super easy to make.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup shortening

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup sweetened flaked coconut

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.

  2. Beat butter, shortening, and sugar in a bowl until creamy. Mix almond and vanilla extracts and salt into creamed mixture. Gradually beat in flour until smooth. Stir coconut into dough.

  3. Scoop up dough by heaping tablespoonfuls, roll into balls, and arrange about 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Dip the bottom of a glass in flour and press cookies 1/4 inch thick.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Let cool on baking sheets for 2 or 3 minutes before removing cookies.

  5. While cookies are baking, heat half the chocolate chips in a small bowl in a microwave oven for 30 seconds; stir. Repeat steps, heating and stirring until chocolate chips are melted, smooth, and warm. Place remaining chocolate chips into melted chocolate and continue heating and stirring until all chips are melted and just warm. Transfer melted chocolate to a resealable plastic sandwich bag. Snip a small corner off the bag with a scissors.

  6. Hold the bag like a pastry bag and squeeze a thin line of melted chocolate onto warm cookies in a zigzag pattern. Transfer cookies to cooling racks to let the chocolate harden, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

187 Calories
11g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 187
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 61mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 11g
Protein 2g
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 51mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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