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Ingredients

Cookies:
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
Filling:
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 cup flaked coconut
Topping:
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons water
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Instructions

For cookies, cream butter, sugar and vanilla in mixing bowl. In a separate bowl, combine flour and salt. Gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-inch balls and place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. With finger, make a deep indentation in the center of each cookie. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until edges just start to brown. Remove from baking sheet cool completely. For filling, beat cream cheese, sugar, flour and vanilla in mixing bowl. Add pecans and coconut. Mix well. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon into each cookie. For topping, heat chocolate chips, butter and water in small saucepan until melted. Stir in sugar. Drizzle with spoon over cookies. Yields 4 dozen.

Jeanette Johnson
Moline



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