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Chocolate-coconut Pinwheels Recipe

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Chocolate-coconut Pinwheels Recipe

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    Ingredients :

  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup shortening
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 ounces cream cheese
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • ¼ cup finely chopped walnuts
  • Methods :

  • Step 1

    In a large mixing bowl beat shortening and butter until softened. Add the 3/4 cup sugar and beat until fluffy. Add milk, egg and 1 tsp of the vanilla and mix well.

  • Step 2

    In a separate bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter mixture and beat until well mixed.

  • Step 3

    Divide dough in half and chill 2-3 hours or until easy to handle.

  • Step 4

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets.

  • Step 5

    Mix softened cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tsp vanilla until smooth. Stir in the coconut.

  • Step 6

    Roll each half of the dough into a 10-inch square. Cut each square into sixteen 2 1/2-inch squares. Place 1/2 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Cut 1-inch slits from each corner to center of square. Drop a level tsp of the coconut mixture onto each center.

  • Step 7

    Sprinkle chopped nuts in the center and firmly press to seal. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm and cookies are slightly puffed. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute, then remove and cool thoroughly on rack.

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