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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large mixing bowl beat shortening and butter until softened. Add the 3/4 cup sugar and beat until fluffy. Add milk, egg and 1 tsp of the vanilla and mix well.

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  • In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter mixture and beat until well mixed.

  • Divide dough in half and chill 2-3 hours or until easy to handle.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.

  • Mix softened cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tsp vanilla until smooth. Stir in the coconut.

  • Roll each half of the dough into a 10-inch square. Cut each square into sixteen 2 1/2-inch squares. Place 1/2 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Cut 1-inch slits from each corner to center of square. Drop a level tsp of the coconut mixture onto each center.

  • Sprinkle chopped nuts in the center and firmly press to seal. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm and cookies are slightly puffed. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute, then remove and cool thoroughly on rack.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

236.1 calories; 3 g protein; 28 g carbohydrates; 27.7 mg cholesterol; 143.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (5)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2009
My grandma makes cookies like these not exactly the same but quite similar. I used the recipe but prior to refrigerating I rolled out the dough to about 4in x 13in on parchment paper. Then placed the filling in a long roll on top of the dough and used the parchment paper to help roll the dough around the filling. Then placed in the fridge for 3 hours. Sliced and place on a baking sheet. I got a good 24 cookies. So easy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/11/2003
I found this recipe to be quite annoying. Having gone to all the trouble of preparing the three steps needed to complete this recipe waiting the three hours for it to chill and then trying to put them together it was a nightmare! They did however taste as good as they looked which was not very good. Sorry Laria:( Read More
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  • 5 star values: 1
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2009
My grandma makes cookies like these not exactly the same but quite similar. I used the recipe but prior to refrigerating I rolled out the dough to about 4in x 13in on parchment paper. Then placed the filling in a long roll on top of the dough and used the parchment paper to help roll the dough around the filling. Then placed in the fridge for 3 hours. Sliced and place on a baking sheet. I got a good 24 cookies. So easy! Read More
(2)
Rating: 1 stars
09/10/2003
I found this recipe to be quite annoying. Having gone to all the trouble of preparing the three steps needed to complete this recipe waiting the three hours for it to chill and then trying to put them together it was a nightmare! They did however taste as good as they looked which was not very good. Sorry Laria:( Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
12/21/2009
My grandma makes cookies like these not exactly the same but quite similar. I used the recipe but prior to refrigerating I rolled out the dough to about 4in x 13in on parchment paper. Then placed the filling in a long roll on top of the dough and used the parchment paper to help roll the dough around the filling. Then placed in the fridge for 3 hours. Sliced and place on a baking sheet. I got a good 24 cookies. So easy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2006
This is one of my favorite cookie recipes. The cookies are a little cakey but I like that. The recipe that I had had the same ingredients but different directions. It said to roll out the cookie dough in one big piece put the filling in the middle and cut into slices. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/25/2011
I liked the idea and the ingredients but the cookies were too cakey and quite flavorless. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/05/2016
The flavor was great. I could not get the pin wheel to work this time. (I'm sure it had something to do with operator error I rolled it but forgot to slice it. Oops it was ME because I don't bake much). And everyone loved them... all of the cookies are gone they were a "big hit" at work. I will defiantly do them again but this time I'll slice them. Read More
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