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Friday, June 29, 2012

Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

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Containing a full cup of cocoa, these cookies are deliciously chocolaty, and pecan and coconut add a sweet crunch. Try Chocolate Sandwich Cookies if you're hankering for a summer taste during the colder months.

Ingredients:

•1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
•1 1/2 cup sugar
•3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
•2/3 cup cocoa
•3/4 teaspoon baking soda
•1/4 teaspoon salt
•2 eggs
•2 tablespoon milk
•1 teaspoon vanilla extract
•1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
•Coconut and Pecan Filling (recipe follows)

Procedures:

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Stir together flour, sugar, butter, cocoa, baking soda and salt in large bowl. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; beat on medium speed of electric mixer until blended. Dough will be stiff. Stir in pecans.

2. Shape dough into 1 and 1/4 inch balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet; flatten slightly. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until almost set. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

3. Prepare Coconut and Pecan Filling. Put cookies together in pairs with about 1 heaping tablespoon filling for each cookie. Serve warm or at room temperature. About 17 sandwich cookies

COCONUT AND PECAN FILLING RECIPE:

• 1/2 cup butter or margarine
• 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
• 1/4 cup light corn syrup
• 1 cup sweetened coconut flakes, toasted
• 1 cup finely chopped pecans
• 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1. Melt butter in medium saucepan over medium heat; add brown sugar and corn syrup. Stir constantly until thick and bubbly. Remove from heat; stir in coconut, pecans and vanilla. Use warm. About 2 cups filling.