Kiss the Macaroon Cookies
Warning: these cookies are very addicting! They are the best coconut macaroon cookies that I have ever tasted. And paired with a kiss (a chocolate one)? Who can resist that! I have been making these little sweet treats for many years, and they are always a hit! Even people who are not macaroon fans usually like them. I encourage you to give these delicious cookies a try. Taste for yourself how great these cookies are!
1/3 cup butter, softened
1 (3 ounce) package, cream cheese
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons almond extract
2 teaspoons orange juice
1 1/4 cup flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 cups sweetened coconut flakes, divided
1 (8 ounce) bag chocolate kisses
Beat the butter, cream cheese, and sugar in a large bowl until well blended. Add the egg yolk, almond extract, and orange juice; then beat well. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to dry mixture to the butter mixture, beating well until blended. Stir in 3 cups coconut flakes. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or until it is firm enough to handle.
Remove the wrappers from the chocolate kisses. Heat oven to 350F. Shape the dough into walnut size balls, and then roll the balls into the remaining 2 cups of flaked coconut. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from the oven, and then immediately press the chocolate kisses on top of each cookie. Cool 1 minute; carefully remove the cookies from cookie sheet to the wire rack. Cool completely. Makes 4 dozen cookies.
(edited by Anna Weicht)
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