Chocolate-Covered Coconut Mountains


1/4 cup butter, melted
2 large eggs
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable shortening
  1. Preheat oven to 350*F (175*C).
  2. Beat eggs and sugar together until fluffy. Stir in coconut and butter.
  3. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto non-stick baking sheets, about one inch apart. Bake for about 10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
  4. Melt chocolate and shortening together in microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds. Drizzle over cooled cookies. Store in tightly sealed container.

Makes 2 1/2 dozen.