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Coconut Sarah Bernhardt Cookies

Coconut Sarah Bernhardt Cookies

Coconut Sarah Bernhardt Cookies

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Coconut Sarah Bernhardt Cookies
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Course: Filled CookiesDifficulty: Medium



Chewy coconut base with a chocolate ganache filling, topped with melted chocolate. See note about photo. *


  • For the base:
  • 1-1/4 cups unsweetened dessicated coconut

  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 egg white

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla

  • For the filling:
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened

  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate

  • 1 tablespoon rum

  • For the topping:
  • 4 ounces bittersweet chocolate

  • 2 teaspoons solid vegetable shortening


  • Make the base:
  • Pre-heat oven to 350 F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, stir together coconut, sugar, egg white and vanilla until combined. Drop by teaspoonfulls onto prepared pans. Bake 7 minutes or until bottoms are lightly golden. Allow to cool on baking sheets.
  • Make the filling:
  • Place 8 ounces of the chocolate in a mixing bowl and chop so that the mixture forms small chunks. In a small saucepan, heat cream with the butter just until the butter melts and bubbles form around the edge of the pan. Pour hot cream over the chocolate and whisk until smooth. Stir in rum. Cover and refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm.
  • Assemble the cookies:
  • Place 1 teaspoon of chocolate mixture on top of each cookie. Smooth to form a dome shape. Refrigerate about 1 hour or until firm.
  • Make the topping:
  • Line cooled baking sheets with waxed paper. In the top of a double boiler over hot water, melt the remaining 4 ounces of chocolate with the shortening. Allow to cool for 3 minutes. Set cookie on a fork and spoon the melted chocolate over the cookie until completely coated. Place on waxed paper. Refrigerate until chocolate sets, about 2 hours.


  • * This is a photo of a traditional Sarah Bernhardt cookie with an almond macaroon base. The coconut version of the recipe on this page will look much the same, except the base is coconut and not almond.
  • Photo by thebittenword.com under Creative Commons license.


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Looks like an American MOUNDS bar....All I can say is sometimes you feel like a nut.
- Joline
These cookies were amazing to bake and everyone at my christmas party enjoyed them so much the plate was gone in 3 minutes!�
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