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                        Chocolate-coconut Pinwheels
 Recipe By     : Laria Tabul
 Serving Size  : 32    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : New Text Import
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1 3/4  cups          all-purpose flour
      1/4  teaspoon      salt
    1 1/2  teaspoons     baking powder
      1/3  cup           unsweetened cocoa powder
      1/3  cup           shortening
      1/3  cup           butter or margarine
      3/4  cup           white sugar
    1                    egg
    1      tablespoon    milk
    2      teaspoons     vanilla extract
    3      ounces        cream cheese
      1/3  cup           white sugar
    1      cup           flaked coconut
      1/4  cup           finely chopped nuts
 In a large mixing bowl beat shortening and butter until softened. Add
 the 3/4 cup sugar and beat until fluffy.  Add milk, egg and 1 tsp of the
 vanilla and mix well.            In a separate bowl combine flour,
 cocoa, baking powder and salt. Add to the butter mixture and beat until
 well mixed. Divide dough in half and chill 2-3 hours or until easy to
 handle. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets. Mix
 softened cream cheese, 1/3 cup sugar and 1 tsp vanilla until smooth.
 Stir in the coconut.              Roll each half of the dough into a
 10-inch square. Cut each square into sixteen 2 1/2-inch squares. Place
 1/2 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Cut 1-inch slits from each
 corner to center of square. Drop a level tsp of the coconut mixture onto
 each center. Sprinkle chopped nuts in the center and firmly press to
 seal. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until edges are firm and cookies are
 slightly puffed. Cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute, then remove and cool
 thoroughly on
 rack.                                                           Makes 32
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