Pacific Island Cookies cookies without the hole.

I noticed that when I bought some cookies from green-clad young women recently in front of a supermarket that the package was smaller and more expensive than I remember.  Since my daughters sold these wonderful cookies, I will not speak poorly of this institution, but I have one problem: I want cookies when I want cookies, and they are available only one season per year.  So I made my own version of them.  I hope you like them.
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 tablespoon water if needed
1 cup flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons dark cocoa powder
In bowl 1, add flour, baking powder, baking soda and coco powder.
Mix well with fork.
In second bowl, cream butter and vanilla
Add powdered sugar and beat until fluffy
Add flour mixture to butter mixture in two parts.  Mix until dough comes together.
If the dough will not not stay together, add water until dough does stick together
Place dough on parchment paper and let it rest for 20 minutes
Roll dough into 4”x 9” strip
Cut into 16 equal rectangles. (This is to see if you paid attention in math class.  We will be notifying your 5th grade teacher of your results.)
Place on a parchment lined baking sheet
Bake at 325 for 16 – 20 minutes
1/2 cup coconut flakes
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg yolk
4 oz. evaporated milk

1/2 cup sugar

1 8-oz chocolate bar, melted

In a small pan, mix evaporated milk, sugar, and egg yolk for 3 minutes over medium heat.

Let cook for 7-9 minutes until it looks like Caramel, then add coconut and vanilla

Remove from heat.

Add to top of cookies

Drizzle melted chocolate over each cookie.

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