Ok, so I feel duped on this recipe - seeing the option for store-bought cookie dough made it sound like it would be easy - that's what I needed for a cookie swap. TOTALLY WRONG! Dividing the cookies into 4's and rolling individually in coconut actually took FOREVER - way more that the 28 minutes they quoted for "prep". (Admittedly it went faster after my young ones went down for naps, but still). Ok, they tasted good, but I don't think these will be a repeat - I need something quicker - and yes I would be willing to put in more time and effort than usual for a good cookie that would become a tradition, but this won't make the cut. Good to eat but a pain to make. On the technical note - I used natural, unsweetened coconut and they tasted great. Also, I ran out of chocolate and had several un-frosted cookies at the end which is a total bummer. Sure, maybe i used to much on early ones, but it couldn't be by this much - probably 1 dozen cookie sandwiches were shorted.
Bittersweet Sugar Cookie Macaroons
Sandwich these coconut-covered sugar cookies together with chocolate. The shortcut: portioned cookie dough.
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Bake: 13 Minutes
Other: 5 Minutes
- 1 (18-ounce) package refrigerated ready-to-bake sugar cookie bar dough (we tested with NestlÃ©)
- 3 cups sweetened flaked coconut
- 1 (4-ounce) bittersweet chocolate baking bar, chopped (we tested with Ghirardelli)
- 2 tablespoons whipping cream
- Cut each cookie dough portion into 4 equal pieces. Roll dough pieces in coconut; shape into balls. Place balls 2" apart on lightly greased baking sheets.
- Bake at 350° for 12 to 13 minutes or until edges are golden. Cool on baking sheets 5 minutes; transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
- Combine chocolate and whipping cream in a small glass bowl. Microwave on HIGH 30 seconds; stir. Spoon melted chocolate into a small zip-top plastic bag. Snip a small hole in 1 corner of bag. Pipe 1/2 to 1 teaspoon chocolate mixture onto center of 40 cookie bottoms. Top with remaining half of cookies, pressing gently to adhere. Let sandwich cookies stand on wire racks for chocolate to harden.
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