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Chocolate Coconut Neapolitans

Chocolate Coconut NeapolitansThese yummy striped cookies with a chocolaty twist are easy and fun to make, but…

Chocolate Coconut Neapolitans

Chocolate Coconut Neapolitans

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened 1-1/2 cups sugar 1 large egg, room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon almond extract 4 drops red food coloring 1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut, finely chopped 4-1/2 teaspoons chocolate syrup 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1-1/2 teaspoons shortening

Directions

Line a 9×5-in.

loaf pan with waxed paper; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes.

Beat in egg and vanilla.

Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Divide dough into thirds.

Add almond extract and red food coloring to 1 portion; spread evenly into prepared pan.

Add coconut to second portion; spread evenly over first layer.

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Add chocolate syrup to third portion; spread over second layer.

Cover with foil; freeze for 4 hours or overnight.

Unwrap loaf and cut in half lengthwise.

Cut each portion widthwise into 1/4-in.

slices.

Place 2 in.

apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 350° until edges are lightly browned, 12-14 minutes.

Remove to wire racks to cool.

In a microwave, melt chocolate chips and shortening; stir until smooth.

Dip 1 end of each cookie into chocolate; allow excess to drip off.

Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.

Nutrition Facts 1 cookie:

  • 72 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 58mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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