Cookie Center1 cup Butter (softened)
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 Tblspn. Milk (optional)
1/2 tsp. Vanilla
Begin by creaming the butter and sugar together for one to two minutes until it changes to a light color and is fluffy.
Gather dough in a ball and divide into two. Wrap each ball in plastic wrap and chill for about an hour. Then remove and work a little with your hands until it is pliable enough to roll out.
Place them on a cookie sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper and cook at 350 for 10 to 12 min. until the bottom of the cookies are a very light golden brown. Cool slightly on the pan and then remove to a cooling rack to finish.
Topping3 cups shredded sweetened coconut
15 ounces carmel (individually wrapped store brand is fine)
1/4 tsp. salt
3 Tblspn. milk
1 1/3 to 2 1/2 cups dark chocolate chips ( I used Costco- Kirkland Brand and they were excellent!)
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place coconut evenly on a parchment lined baking sheet. Toast for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes to ensure even browning. Watch carefully because it browns quickly and could burn. Cool on baking sheet stirring if browning continues. Set aside.
Set cookies on a rack for the topping to cool and set up. Meanwhile, place chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and heat in 30- 45 second increments until it is melted and smooth.
Holding a cookie, dip the bottom into the chocolate. Using a metal spatula scrap the extra chocolate off leaving a smooth even covering on the bottom of about 1/8" inch. Place on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper. Then when all the cookies finished place remaining chocolate into a small ziplock bag and cut a tiny corner off. Use this to place lines of chocolate across the cookies.
Let cookies cool until completely set. (You can put them in the fridge to hurry this process for 15 minutes but leaving them longer may make the chocolate turn white.) This recipe made 28-2" cookies.
These are as wonderful as they look!
It was seen on The Recipe Critic,Chef in Training,Buns in my oven and Mandy's Recipe Box.