Thursday, December 1, 2011

Chocolate Coconut Neopolitans

These cookies are as delicious as they are beautiful. They make a great cookie for a cookie exchange because they're so fancy looking - but they're not difficult to make! Multi-colored and multi-flavored dough is layered in a loaf pan, then cut lengthwise and crosswise, baked, and dipped in chocolate - that's all it takes to make these adorable treats.

This is a recipe repeat. For full step by step instructions (helpful for this cookie!), visit the original post.

One year ago: Truffles
Two years ago: Carrot Salad

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Chocolate Coconut Neopolitans

1 cup butter, softened (no substitutions)
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. almond extract
4-6 drops red food coloring
1/2 cup flaked coconut, finely chopped
1 1/2 Tbsp. chocolate syrup
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
2 tsp. shortening

Line a 9x5 inch loaf pan with waxed paper and set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Beat in egg and vanilla. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.

Divide dough into thirds. Add almond extract and red food coloring to first portion; spread evenly into prepared pan. Add coconut to second portion; spread carefully over the first layer. Add chocolate syrup to third portion; spread over second layer. Cover pan with foil and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Unwrap loaf and cut in half lengthwise. Cut each half widthwise into 1/4 inch slices. Place on greased baking sheets and bake at 350 for 12-14 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

In a small bowl, melt chocolate and shortening in microwave; stir until blended and smooth. Dip one end of each cookie in chocolate; return to rack to set (or place in refrigerator or freezer to set more quickly.) Makes 4 1/2 dozen.


  1. I've been wanting a recipe of these. Thank you for posting it. Pat

  2. Awesome cookies - reminds me of ones I enjoyed as a child. Very festive looking!


  3. Beautiful cookies -- and they sound delicious!

  4. Hi Sara,
    What a beautiful presentation for a very special treat. Hope you are having a great week end and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Those would be perfect on our cookie plate this Christmas!

  6. This is set up stunningly. Who would not want to eat them all up? They are being featured at Bake with Bizzy. Keep these great dishes coming. You always have something special.

  7. Slightly late, but thanks so much for linking up to Friday Food on last week! These are so pretty! I love the tricolors. ~Shannon

  8. This might have to be my next experiment. I love colorful foods.


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