Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Alton Brown's Chocolate Coconut Ball Cookies

From Food Network's listing of the 12 Days of Cookies:

Alton Brown's Chocolate Coconut Ball Cookies


  • 1 cup toasted chopped Macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • One 7-ounce bag sweetened shredded coconut
  • One 12-ounce bag semisweet chocolate morsels, melted
  • 1 tablespoon shortening


In a bowl mix together the nuts, condensed milk, almond extract and coconut. Using your fingers, press the mixture into balls about 3/4-inch round. Place onto sheet trays and let rest at room temperature for 4 hours or in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
After the balls have set up, melt the chocolate and shortening until smooth. Dip into the chocolate to coat evenly and lightly. Place onto a parchment or foil lined sheet pan to dry.

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