Just now as my kids are looking over my shoulder, my 5-year-old saw the pictures and put on her cookie-monster voice and boomed: MAKE MORE OF THOSE COOKIES!! I'll have to agree - these were yummy! I don't really like too many boughten cookies - but Carmel DeLites are unbelieveably delicious - Girls Scouts don't have to seek me, I look for them. So when I saw this recipe at Welcome to the Good Life I had to run out and buy some coconut and carmels asquick as I could. She found the recipe at Baking Bites - - check out both sites for different pictures. And on to my pictures:
It called for using a knife (too hard) or a large straw (didn't have) to cut the inner circles - I dug through my kitchen for something circle-shaped and ended up using a frosting tip.
I've never toasted coconut before, but it wasn't hard - just spread it out and stir it every few minutes - I baked it for 20 minutes but it was probably a couple of minutes too long.
I don't have any pics of the spreading carmel-coconut goo on the tops of the cookies - it was a sticky mess, and I had to reheat it a couple of times. Then after I spread the top goo on, let it cool.
I think I rolled my cookie part a little to thin, so make yours thicker than pictured below. I took the cookie and dipped it directly in the melted chocolate chips - seemed easier than trying to spread chocolate with a knife.
Then set it chocolate-side down on wax paper to make the bottom smooth without sticking to a surface. Then take your leftover chocolate and spoon it into a plastic bag - cut the corners and then drizzle chocolate lines across the top - I think my corner cut was a little too big because my lines are thick - oh well.
Then, with children hoovering, I needed to speed up the cooling/chocolate hardening process, so I stuck them in the freezer for a few minutes. And then passed them around - YUm!
When my toddler saw the fun he was missing, he came running into the kitchen carrying a stool - I grabbed the camera just in time to capture him sneaking his share: