Coconut Music Notes
Great chocolate and coconut flavors sing with the spirit of Dixieland music.
4 dozen cookies
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 teaspoon baking powder
2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon imitation coconut flavor**
2 ounces white chocolate, chopped
4 teaspoons shortening
6 (1-ounce) squares semi-sweet baking chocolate, chopped
Combine flour, coconut and baking powder in food processor bowl fitted with metal blade. Cover; process until coconut is finely chopped (45 to 60 seconds). Set aside.
Combine butter and brown sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg, vanilla and coconut flavor; continue beating until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add flour mixture. Beat until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate until firm (at least 1 hour).
Heat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, one-half at a time (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 3-inch music note cookie cutter. Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or until set. Cool completely. Break off any rough edges, if necessary.
Melt white chocolate and 1 teaspoon shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth (2 to 4 minutes). Let stand 5 to 10 minutes or until piping consistency. Place white chocolate mixture in small resealable food bag. Snip off corner. Pipe outline on cookies. Let set until hardened (10 minutes).
Melt semi-sweet chocolate and remaining shortening in 1-quart saucepan over low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth (2 to 4 minutes). Let stand 5 to 10 minutes or until spreading consistency. Spread inside of white chocolate outline on cookies. Let stand until set (3 minutes)..
**Substitute 1/2 teaspoon vanilla.
TIP: For great cut-out cookies, handle the dough as little as possible and use just enough flour on the rolling surface to keep the dough from sticking. Working excess flour into the dough or too much rolling can toughen cookies.
Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)
Dietary Fiber: 0g
Recipe #11838©2001Land O'Lakes, Inc.