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Megans Cookin: Cocoa Coconut Cuties Recipe

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Cocoa Coconut Cuties Recipe

12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies

I’m a day late and a cookie short with my cookie post! But I’m here and I brought you Cocoa Coconut Cuties. If you like the chocolate and coconut combo, I have the cookie recipe for you!

Cocoa Coconut Cuties

In case you missed last week, let me bring you up to date. Christmas is just around the corner  and I’m baking for you the 12 weeks of Christmas cookies. Last week I made Chocolate Almond Coconut Bars.  This week brings the second cookie of our series, The Chocolate Coconut Cutie.

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This recipe didn't make many cookies. I got 19 out of this batch but it’s only suppose to make 16. Just enough to dress up for the holidays!

Cocoa Coconut Cuties

You can keep them casual. Just sprinkle a little coconut on top before baking. Makes for a pretty cookie.

Cocoa Coconut Cuties

Or you can dress them up a little with a swirl of melted chocolate. It takes them up a notch.

Cocoa Coconut Cuties

Or you can get fancy and add a swirl of chocolate and a sprinkle of coconut.

Cocoa Coconut Cuties

But no matter how you dress them, they’re delicious!

Cocoa Coconut Cuties

Chocolate Coconut Cuties

By Marcel Desaulniers

(Printable Recipe)

  • 1 Cup Confectioners Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 8 TBSP (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or wax paper. (I used a silpat on one pan and wax paper on the other pan. The silpat worked the best)
  2. In a sifter, combine powdered sugar, flour, cocoa, and baking powder. Sift onto a large piece of parchment paper.
  3. Place the butter in the bowl of a stand up mixer fitted with a pattle. Mix on low for one minute, then on medium for one minute, then on high for one minute.  Stop and scrape down the sides of the bowl. Add the egg whites and beat on medium for 30 seconds.(At this point the batter will look temporarily yucky.) Turn the mixer to low and slowly mix in the sifted ingredient. Mix until incorporated, about one minute. Stop and scrape the sides of the bowl and the paddle and mix on low an additional 15 seconds. Remove the bowl from the mixer. Add one cup of the shredded coconut and use a rubber spatula to finishing mixing the dough until incorporated.(now the dough is looking good)
  4. Using a heaping TBSP or a #50 ice cream scoop, Portion 8 cookies on each sheet, about 3 inches apart.Sprinkle an even amount (about 1/4 tsp) of the remaining coconut on each portion. Bake on the upper and middle rack for 12 minutes, switching the sheets between top and bottom and rotating them 180 degrees half way through the baking time. Remove from oven and cool completely.

Cocoa Coconut Cuties will stay fresh in a tightly sealed container for 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for 10 days. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Check out these other Christmas Cookies!

April made Orange Chunk Cookies

Barbara made Alice’s Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Megan made Brown Sugar Chocolate Chip Cookies

And next week I believe Kim is joining in on the Christmas Cookie Fun!

 

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15 Comments:

Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

These definitely are cute! And I'm sure delicious!

October 10, 2009 at 9:31 PM  
Blogger the ungourmet said...

I heard you had cookies up over here! Yum and double Yum!

October 10, 2009 at 11:10 PM  
Blogger April said...

They are cute! I love both decorations on them!

October 11, 2009 at 5:23 AM  
Anonymous Megan said...

I saw that recipe in Marcel's book and wondered if I should make them! Now I will, because I love chocolate and coconut - sounds like a candy bar, doesn't it?

October 11, 2009 at 8:35 AM  
Blogger Mary said...

Megan, this is a wonderful idea. By the time most recipes are published folks have their baking done. I test new cookie recipes for the holidays in spring and summer. Your "cuties" look delicious.

October 11, 2009 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Katy ~ said...

Now aren't these just as pretty as they can be! How beautifully they would look in a nice box!

October 11, 2009 at 11:13 AM  
Anonymous Karen said...

I love this idea, and the coconut sprinkled on top.

October 11, 2009 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger the twins said...

those are so cute! chocolate+coconut=amazingness =)

October 11, 2009 at 2:34 PM  
Blogger stephchows said...

less than 12 weeks away!! gah! that sounds too close!!! I saw fake christmas trees at lowes last weekend... I was not happy haha.

I love the one with coconut on top!! And congrats on getting picked for 24!! What are you planning on doing?? Or do I have to wait to find out :D

October 11, 2009 at 5:33 PM  
Blogger Maria said...

They look good no matter how you decorate them!

October 11, 2009 at 7:03 PM  
Blogger Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

These are a definite cocoa cutie! They're a good idea for gifting...everyone loves chocolate for Christmas.
I'm thinking that pumpkin coffee cake is a good way to sneak in a little pumpkin confection on Thanksgiving morning. I've never cared for the fact we have to have the big turkey dinner, which usually makes me to full to enjoy any of the pumpkin desserts.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

October 11, 2009 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger Laurie Vengoechea said...

Your awesome to give us all these wonderful Christmas Cookie recipes!!!

October 12, 2009 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger 5 Star Foodie said...

I love the name Chocolate Coconut Cuties and they look just wonderful! I do love the combination of chocolate and coconut!

October 12, 2009 at 6:41 PM  
Blogger Krista said...

These are right up my alley! I love the coconut-chocolate combo and these really are just a good lookin' cookie.

October 12, 2009 at 6:56 PM  
Blogger NMOS said...

Now this I have to try. Looks delicious.

October 17, 2009 at 8:57 PM  

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