Chocolate Macaroons II Recipe
- 3 ounces cream cheese, softened
- ⅓ cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- ½ cup finely chopped walnuts
- ⅓ cup butter
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup white sugar
- ¼ cup Dutch process cocoa powder
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons milk
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
step 1: To Make Filling: Beat cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and vanilla until soft and smooth. Add coconut and nuts. Chill.
step 2: To Make Dough: Beat butter until softened. Add half of flour. Then add 1 cup sugar, cocoa, egg, milk, and baking soda. Beat until combined. Work in the rest of the flour. Chill dough until firm enough to roll.
step 3: Place dough between 2 sheets of waxed paper. With rolling pin roll dough in a rectangle 14 x 6 inches. Remove top sheet of waxed paper.
step 4: Remove filling from refrigerator and shape into a roll 14 inches long. Place filling on top of dough. Start on one end and roll dough around filling (like rolling up a rug) . Moisten and pinch edges together. Cut roll in half. Wrap in waxed paper and refrigerate for two days.
step 5: Cut into 1/4 inch slices (using a very sharp knife or waxed dental floss). Put on greased cookie sheets and bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool on sheet for about 1 minute and then finish cooling on racks.