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Chocolate Coconut Cookie Sandwiches

Servings 20 cookies, 10 cookie sandwiches

Ingredients

Chocolate Cookies:

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips optional

Coconut Filling:

  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 1 1/2- 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar

Shredded coconut for decoration

Instructions

  1. 1. Beat butter and sugar.
  2. 2. Add egg and vanilla extract. Scrape down bowl to full incorporate.
  3. 3. In a separate bowl, sift flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt together.
  4. 4. Add dry ingredients to butter mixture and mix until combined.
  5. 5. Add mini chocolate chips (optional).
  6. 6. Make dough balls roughly the size of a table spoon each and place in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  7. 7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and bake cookies for 8-10 minutes.
  8. 8. Remove from pans and let cool on cooling racks.
  9. 9 Coconut Filling: Beat butter and cream cheese until smooth, Add coconut extract and slowly add powdered sugar until you reach your desired consistency.
  10. 10. Frost the bottom of half the cookies, place another cookie on top to create your "sandwich."
  11. 11. Place shredded coconut in a bowl and roll the edges of the cookie sandwich into the coconut.
  12. 12. Devour.