Coconut Chocolate Slices

“These crispy cookies with a chewy coconut centre travel really well. When my son was in the Army, I often sent boxes to him, and he told me they always arrived in perfect condition. —Cheri Booth, Gering, Nebraska

Coconut Chocolate SlicesPhoto: Taste of Home
Servings Prep Time Cook Time
4dozen 30minutes + chilling 10minutes
Servings Prep Time
4dozen 30minutes + chilling
Cook Time
10minutes
Ingredients
Portions: dozen
Units:
Ingredients
Portions: dozen
Units:
Instructions
  1. Beat cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in coconut and nuts. Refrigerate until easy to handle.
  2. Meanwhile, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg, chocolate and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Refrigerate until easy to handle, about 30 minutes.
  3. Roll dough between waxed paper into a 14x4-1/2-in. rectangle. Remove top piece of waxed paper. Shape coconut filling into a 14-in. roll; place on dough, 1 in. from a long side. Roll dough around filling and seal edges. Wrap and refrigerate 2-3 hours or overnight.
  4. Preheat oven to 350°. Unwrap dough and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on greased baking sheets, reshaping if necessary. Bake until set, 8-10 minutes. Cool 1 minute before removing to wire racks.
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 75 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 61mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fibre), 1g protein.