Saturday, May 5, 2012

Coconut Chocolate Macaroon Sandwiches

These cookies are so easy and so cute! Perfectly sized to pop in your that before you know it, you ate 1/2 of them(who does those kind of things?).
But no worries! It's better than popping a pint of Ben and Jerry's in your mouth! I just saved you like, 2 pant sizes!

I love anything coconut and chocolate, and sometimes you need a lighter dessert...and these are just perfect!

Coconut Chocolate Sandwich Cookies
Makes 32-43 cookies, 15-25 sandwiches.

3 Cups sweetened flaked coconut
3/4 Cups sugar
3 egg whites
1/4 Tsp. salt
1 Tsp. vanilla
1/8 Tsp. almond extract

1-Combine all ingredients, mixing well.

2-Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

3-Pre-heat oven to 375.

4-Drop by rounded teaspoons onto parchment paper covered cookie sheets.

5-Bake 10-15 minutes, until lightly golden.

6-Let cool for 1-2 minutes, remove onto cooling rack.

Chocolate filling:
6 Tbsp. chocolate chips
3 Tbsp. Heavy cream
1/4 cup confectioners sugar

1-Heat over low heat on stove top til chocolate is smooth. Stir in sugar.

2-Spread about 1/2 tsp. filling on cookie half, and sandwhich with another cookie.
OR you can just drizzle the chocolate glaze over the tops and make them look all fancy instead of going through the work of making a sandwich!

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