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These coconut-chocolate-almond-topped shortbread cookies are reminiscent of Almond Joy candy bars.

Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2010

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total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
48

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 15-by-10-inch baking sheet with 1-inch sides with cooking spray.

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  • Beat sugar, butter, oil, egg, milk and almond extract in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Stir in all-purpose flour, whole-wheat flour, baking powder and salt until well blended. (It will be a soft dough.) Spread the dough into the prepared baking pan in a thin layer.

  • Bake until golden brown, about 12 minutes. Cool in the pan on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Cut into 48 bars.

  • Decorate each bar with a drizzle of melted chocolate, a sprinkle of toasted coconut and an almond slice.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Store airtight, in a single layer, for up to 1 day or freeze undecorated cookies for up to 3 months. Defrost at room temperature before decorating.

Equipment: 15-by-10-inch baking sheet with 1-inch sides

Tips: To soften butter, let stand at room temperature for 30 to 45 minutes. Or cut into small pieces and let stand for about 15 minutes. (Do not soften in a microwave--the uneven heat may melt the butter in spots.)

To melt chocolate, microwave on Medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted. Or place chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until melted.

Toast coconut in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat, stirring often, until golden, about 5 minutes.

Decorate on parchment: When adding finishing touches to your cookies or cakes, place them on a large sheet of parchment paper before you decorate. The paper catches the excess, making cleanup a breeze.

Nutrition Facts

1 bar
53 calories; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 6.7g; dietary fiber 0.3g; sugars 3.3g; fat 2.7g; saturated fat 0.8g; cholesterol 5.6mg; vitamin a iu 25.9IU; folate 9mcg; calcium 5.8mg; iron 0.2mg; magnesium 4.3mg; potassium 15.5mg; sodium 32.1mg; added sugar 3g.

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