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Mountain Cookies II Recipe

Mountain Cookies II

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"A delicious butter cookie with a creamy coconut filling."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C).
  2. To Make Dough: In a mixing bowl, cream 1 cup butter, 1 cup confectioner's sugar and 2 teaspoons vanilla. Combine 2 cups flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  3. Shape into 1 inch balls; place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets. Make a deep indentation in the center of each cookie.
  4. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges just start to brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  5. To Make Filling: Beat cream cheese, 1 cup confectioner's sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and 1 teaspoon vanilla in a mixing bowl. Add pecans and coconut; mix well.
  6. Spoon 1/2 teaspoon of the filling into each cookie.
  7. To Make Topping: Heat chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons butter or margarine and water in a small saucepan until melted. Stir in 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar. Drizzle over cookies.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 29, 2002

These cookies were very rich and very good. They taste best after being refrigerated. Very fancy looking too. I plan to make these for Christmas presents. I think that next time, I will decrease the sugar in the filling and topping- they were a little too sweet. Everyone loved them!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 18, 2003

The butter cookie, which is the base of this cookie, is terrible. Nobody liked it. I rated this 2 stars because the filling is very good and the cookies are beautiful. But the recipe did not come close to making 4 dozen as it claims. I only made 16 cookies with my dough and they were 1 inch balls as directed in the directions. My husband said these cookies were only good for one use skeet shooting. As gorgeous as they look, nobody wanted to eat them.


11 Ratings

Dec 14, 2009

Very rich, very tasty and rather finicky to make but completely worth it for the annual Christmas baking. A tip - be sure to make the butter cookies small, if you don't get 4 dozen they're too big and will end up being too sweet. As small bite sized treats though they are perfection!

Dec 06, 2005

Worked loved these!

Dec 23, 2006

These cookies were the crowning achievement in my Christmas cookie tray this year -- worked beautifully!

Nov 29, 2006

These are excellent - everyone raves when I make them.

Nov 23, 2005

Everyone loves this recipe. My friend requests it for her birthday every year.

Aug 29, 2002

Yummy, different, great for Christmas! Since my husband doesn't like nuts, I just doubled the coconut and they turned out great!


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  • Calories
  • 219 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 24.4 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol
  • 27 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 13.1 g
  • 20%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 125 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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