|These are like the Girl Scout Samoas only about 10 times better.|
1 can sweetened condensed milk
3 c sweetened flaked coconut
1/2 stick unsweetened butter
1 1/2 c brown sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp vanilla
1 large egg
1 1/4 c a.p. flour
1 c semi sweet chocolate chips
Taking paper off the can, boil can of sweetened condensed milk in water for 3 hours. Cool in pan.
Toast coconut in oven at 325F, stirring frequently until brown. Cool on pan.
Using a mixer, beat butter and brown sugar with salt and powder to fluffy. Add vanilla and egg, beating again. With mixer on low, add 2 1/2 cups of the coconut, then all the flour.
Press in a 9"x13" baking pan. Bake 15 minutes at 350F. Remove from oven and pour sweetened condensed milk on top. Gently spread caramel with a spatula as to not disturb the cookie layer. Bake another 12 minutes. Remove and immediately sprinkle chips on top. Wait until chips have melted and spread. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup coconut.