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Chocolate Candy Coconut Cookies | Magnolia Days

Chocolate Candy Coconut Cookies

Chocolate Candy Coconut Cookies are loaded with sweet coconut and candy coated chocolates. Use seasonal candy colors to make them special.
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 3 dozen
Author Renee Dobbs

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 3 ounces cream cheese at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups sweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate candies M&M's brand recommended

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and cream cheese in a large bowl. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  2. Add egg yolk, orange juice, vanilla, and almond extract. Beat to combine.
  3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Add to creamed mixture and beat until just combined.
  4. Stir in coconut flakes. Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.
  5. Heat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or non-stick liner.
  6. Stir chocolate candies into chilled dough. Shape dough into 1 1/4 inch balls.
  7. Place dough balls on baking sheets 2 inches apart.
  8. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are light brown.
  9. Cool cookies on baking sheet for 2 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool completely.

Recipe Notes

Chocolate Candy Coconut Cookies are loaded with sweet coconut and candy coated chocolates. Use seasonal candy colors to make them special.