Chocolate Coconut Cookie

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I'm really impressed by these cookies, they have this wonderful harmonious blend of coconut and chocolate and niether flavour dominates, you can still taste their distinct flavours. My husband loves chocolate and coconut so I created this special treat and he totally loves it, so do our kids. After I cut out these cute little stars and heart shapes there were left over dough and I came up with the idea to roll it into a log shape and slice it up and press down on each slice to form nice marbled circles and they look like a work of art. 

2 ½ cups all purpose flour
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup unsalted butter
¾ cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla essence
¼ cup shredded coconut

• Preheat oven to 350 F and grease baking sheet.
• Cream butter and sugar.
• Add egg and vanilla to mixture and beat.
• Add flour and mix.
• Divide dough into two equal parts.
• Add unsweetened cocoa powder to half the dough and mix.
• Add coconut to the other half and mix.
• Place dough in two separate pieces of plastic wrap and place in freezer for 15 minutes to get firm.
• Place a big piece of plastic wrap on the counter and use a rolling pin to roll out the coconut dough on it into a rectangle, place dough while still on the plastic wrap on a baking tray and place in freezer for 15 minutes.
• Repeat the same process for the chocolate dough.
• Make egg wash by whisking 1 egg with 1 tablespoon water.
• Remove both dough from freezer and brush the top of the coconut dough with egg wash the place the chocolate dough on top of it and remove both pieces of plastic wrap.
• Cut out shapes using cookie cutters and place dough onto baking sheet.
• For the dough that’s left after cutting the last shape, just form it into a log shape and slice with a knife, place them on cookie sheet.
• Bake cookies for 15 to 20 minutes or until the coconut section is golden brown. Place finished cookies on cooling rack.