Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Chocolate Coconut Sweeties


1 cup butter or margarine softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all purpose flour
Beat butter or margarine until fluffy. Beat in powdered sugar, salt and vanilla. Gradually add flour, beating well. Cover and chill 8 hours. Shape into 1" balls. Using your thumb, gently make depression in center of each ball. Place each ball on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 12 to 15 minutes. Spoon a teaspoon of filling into each depression while warm, drizzle with frosting when cool. Makes 4 dozen.

Filling:
6 ozs. cream cheese softened
2 cups powdered sugar
1/4 cup all purpose flour
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts (or pecans)
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
Combine all ingredients.

Frosting:
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup water
1 cup powdered sugar
Microwave chips, butter and water in a one quart glass bowl on high for one minute or until it melts. Gradually whisk in sugar until smooth and creamy.

Very good!

1 comment:

Leann said...

I am so craving sweets - this makes me really want some.

Loved all of your Christmas in July posts!

Leann