Coconut Clouds
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Coconut Clouds

Similar to a macaroon, these buttery coconut cookies are sure to become a holiday family favorite.

60
cookies
60 min
PREP TIME
02 hrs 30 min
TOTAL TIME

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

How to make

  1. STEP 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. STEP 2

    Chop reserved coconut. Place into bowl; set aside. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  4. STEP 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. STEP 5

    Combine chocolate chips and shortening in bowl. Microwave, stirring every 15 seconds, 60-75 seconds or until chocolate is melted.

  6. STEP 6

    Dip bottoms of cookies into chocolate, scraping excess against edge of bowl. Return to parchment paper; let stand until chocolate is set.

Tip #1

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

Tip #2

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

Nutrition

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

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  April 03, 2015

perfect

— says sima
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  December 23, 2012

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

— says jay
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