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Baking for 11 minutes will make soft, chewy cookies, while baking for 13 minutes will make crisper cookies.

Recipe by Southern Living December 2003


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Makes 4 dozen


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  • Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add egg yolk, orange juice, and almond extract, beating until mixture is blended.

  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in 3 cups coconut. Cover and chill 1 hour.

  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll balls in remaining 2 cups coconut, and place on ungreased baking sheets.

  • Bake at 350° for 11 to 13 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Remove from oven, and press 1 chocolate into center of each warm cookie. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.