Monday, November 14, 2011

Macaroon Kisses

My friend Jodie made these delicious cookies for an activity about a year ago, and I loved them.  They have a creamy texture and taste so good!  I was excited to make them for an open house this weekend.  I love anything with coconut and chocolate, but these are exceptionally good!  Thanks Jodie!

Macaroon Kisses

1/3 cup butter, softened

3 ounces cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup sugar

1 egg yolk

2 teaspoons almond extract

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

5 cups flaked coconut, divided

48 milk chocolate kisses

In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in 3 cups coconut. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.

Roll into 1-inch balls and roll in the remaining coconut. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 350 degrees for 10-13 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. Cool on pan for 2-3 minutes or until chocolate is softened. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.


TJ said...

Oh, Judy...this is terrible. I am so gonna make these!!! Love coconut. I usually make all your coconut recipes! You do such a good job on your blog. It's so fun!!

Aubrey said...

Loved these! I will be making them soon and was thinking how cute they would be if you mixed the coconut in food coloring for holidays or parties! Thanks for sending some home with us.

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