Coconut Clouds

Coconut Clouds
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2 Reviews
Similar to a macaroon, these buttery coconut cookies are sure to become a holiday family favorite.
60 min
Prep Time
2:30
Total Time
60 cookies

Ingredients

Cookie

3/4 cup
sugar
1/3 cup
Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
3 ounces
cream cheese, softened
1
large Land O Lakes® Egg (yolk only)
1 tablespoon
milk
2 teaspoons
almond extract
1 1/4 cups
all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons
baking powder
1 (14-ounce) package
sweetened flaked coconut

Glaze

2 cups
real semi-sweet chocolate chips
(2 tablespoons)
shortening

Directions

  1. Combine sugar, butter and cream cheese in bowl; beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add egg yolk, milk and almond extract; continue beating until well mixed. Add flour and baking powder; beat at low speed until well mixed. Reserve 1 cup coconut; set aside. Stir in remaining coconut until well mixed. Cover; refrigerate at least 1 hour until firm.
  2. Chop reserved coconut. Place into bowl; set aside. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F.
  4. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Roll balls in chopped coconut, pressing coconut firmly onto cookies. Place cookies onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake 12-15 minutes or until tops just begin to brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; move entire sheet of parchment to cooling rack. Cool completely.
  5. Combine chocolate chips and shortening in bowl. Microwave, stirring every 15 seconds, 60-75 seconds or until chocolate is melted.
  6. Dip bottoms of cookies into chocolate, scraping excess against edge of bowl. Return to parchment paper; let stand until chocolate is set.

Recipe Tips

- If chocolate begins to thicken, reheat in microwave 15-20 seconds.

- Instead of dipping cookie bottoms in chocolate, drizzle chocolate over tops of cookies.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories
100
Cholesterol
10mg
Carbohydrates
12g
Protein
1g
Fat
6g
Sodium
45mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

Rating

perfect

Rating

delicious and pretty simple. the almond extract gives it a chocolate covered cherry taste, as weird as that might sound. (i might have used to much extract but i liked it) made it last year for xmas, and doing it again this year

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