A Coconut Macaroon with finely chopped coconut candy bars drizzled and dipped in chocolate! So good!
1 Cup Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
2/3 Cup Sugar
1 3 ounce package Cream Cheese – softened
1/4 Cup – 4 Tablespoons Butter – softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 teaspoon almond extract
1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel
3 3/4 Cups Coconut – about a 12 ounce bag
7 1/2 ounces Mounds Bars finely chopped – 5 packages of the 2 bars @ 1.75 ounces or 10 pieces
6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 275
Combine Flour, Baking Powder and salt in medium bowl.
Beat Butter, Cream Cheese and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy
Beat in the egg, vanilla, almond extract, and orange zest.
Combine the butter mixture with the flour mixture.
Add 2 1/2 Cups Coconut and the finely chopped Mounds Bars.
Roll dough into 1 1/2 inch balls, roll in remaining coconut.
Place 2 inches apart on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet and flatten the balls slightly
Bake at 275 for 35 minutes.
Let the cookies cool for 10-15 minutes
Melt chocolate chips – I use the microwave
Put about 3/4 of the melted chocolate in a shallow bowl and dip the cookies into the chocolate about 1/3 of the way up.
Using a fork drizzle the remaining chocolate on top of the cookies.