Mounds Macaroons

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READY IN: 1hr 5mins
YIELD: 20 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 275 degrees F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Using electric mixer, beat sugar, cream cheese and butter in large bowl until fluffy. Beat in egg, vanilla, almond extract and orange peel. Add flour mixture and mix just until combined. Stir in 2 1/2 cups coconut. Add Mounds pieces and stir until combined.
  • Spread 1 1/4 cups coconut on plate. Using 2 tablespoons dough for each cookie, roll dough into 1 1/2 inch rounds. Roll each round in coconut. Arrange rounds 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets. Bake until cookies are puffed and coconut is lightly golden, about 35 minutes. Cool on cookie sheets 5 minutes. Transfer to racks; cool completely.
  • Stir chocolate in top of double boiler set over simmering water until melted and smooth. Remove from heat. Dip fork into melted chocolate and drizzle lines of chocolate across tops of cookies. Refrigerate cookies until chocolate sets, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate in airtight containers. Serve cold or at room temperature. Cookies can be prepared 3 days ahead.
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