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Chocolate Coconut Cookies

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  Unsweetened chocolate square 2 Ounce (2 Squares)
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), softened
  Packed light brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1
  All purpose flour 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Baking powder 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Dash
  Walnuts/Pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Flaked coconut 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Pecan halves/Halved red candied cherries 1 Tablespoon

Preheat oven to 350°F.
Lightly grease cookie sheets or line with parchment paper.
Melt chocolate in top of double boiler over hot, not boiling, water.
Remove from heat; cool.
Cream butter and sugar in large bowl until blended.
Add egg and melted chocolate; beat until light.
Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
Stir into creamed mixture until blended.
Mix in nuts and coconut.
Drop dough by teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
Press a pecan or cherry half into center of each cookie.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until firm.
Remove to wire racks to cool.

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