Homemade Macaroon Kisses Recipe
- 1/3 cup butter, softened
- 1 package (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
- Coarse sugar
- 1. 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.
- 2. Preheat oven to 350°. Shape into 1-in. balls and roll in the remaining coconut. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
- 3. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie; sprinkle with coarse sugar. Cool on pan 2-3 minutes or until chocolate is softened. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 4 dozen.
1 cookie equals 120 calories, 7 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 85 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.
Reviews for Homemade Macaroon Kisses
"Love this recipe, however, be careful to read the amount with the cream cheese as "ounces" not 1 pkg . Easy to be confused as there are no 3 oz cream cheese sizes in my stores ,I mistakenly used one 8 oz pkg the first time and it was dry as "1 pkg" caught my eye, but then did the 3 oz amount, perfect, and I now add 2 tsp of coconut extract/flavor as well, really adds more coconut flavor"
"Dry cookie - have made twice with same result"
"I measured everything to the tee. Tested oven, used air bake cookie sheets,Mounds Coconut(moister),some I placed dark chocolate, some milk,and some with maraschino cherries and swirled melted chocolate over top!! Looked FANTASTIC and tasted even better..I served at party and WOW..what a success!! Thank You greatly for sharing this recipe!!"
"Not many friends liked them . Very dry. Will not make them again"
"Another great keeper recipe, these will be on my Xmas cookie list every year. Raves all around and no tedious dipping into chocolate. Hersheys original recipe calls for 2 tsps of orange juice along with the extract. I tried them that way after making them with this recipe. The o.j. makes them even more moist, but these arent dry as is, they are soft because of the cream cheese. I use a cookie scoop to make the perfect portion size. Almond kisses make them taste like an almond joy, so good..would be good with dark chocolate as well. I had to update...my cousin tried these & asked me to bring to her ugly sweater party, another hit. My neighbor is now addicted to these, I am making her a whole batch so she can share with her friends. P.s. I never used the coarse sugar, they are plenty sweet as is."
"I prepared these a couple of years ago, and they were a wonderful treat. You could vary the toppings with another bite-size chocolate piece if you prefer."
"We all agreed these are wonderful. Too bad 3-oz. packages of cream cheese seem to be unavailable now."
"mrsdambrosio cream cheese used to be sold in 3 oz packages as well. I haven't checked the dairy case in a while to see if it's still available in that smaller package but it was as of last year."
"Are the butter, cream cheese and flour measurements correct? It notes 3 oz for cream cheese when a normal packet is 8 oz. The consistency of mine seemed dry..."
"We made this recipe for my sisters baby shower and it was the first thing that vanished and someone even wanted the recipe!"
"I made this recipe for the first time this summer for my family and they have requested I make it for the holidays to come"
"Could barely keep from eating the entire batch myself. LOVE!"
"Coconut and cho I love them both! So this is great tasting. Some cookies crumbed in the baking. I though the cookies were rather small and i got exactly the amount recipe said."
"These cookies were excellent! Not too sweet with milk chocolate kisses. I'll try them with dark chocolate and chocolate almond kisses."
"Outstanding! I was a bit confused with the reference to one package of cream cheese as 3 ounces. So I used 1/2 of an 8 ounce package. I also used sweetened coconut. I had three types of Hersey kisses (dark chocolate, milk chocolate, truffles) so there was a chocolate for everyone!"
"These are terrific and easy to make. My son age 11 made these. He added orange extract and orange food coloring. they were liked by so many that they wanted the recipe. He joking replied it is a secret recipe, it will cost you. Thank you for this recipe."
"My children LOVED these cookies. I used the almond kisses which made them taste even more like an almond joy...Great find!"
"sooo good, i used the chocolate meltaway kisses from Hersey's...yummy!"
"I made these for a cookie exchange at work, and got nothing but rave reviews. I hate fussing with cookies, but these were easy and fast enough for me, and they present elegantly. I used almond kisses, just because."
"I made these cookies for the coache's hospitality room (fancy word for lunch room) for our annual wrestling tournament that was held today.I did not have any almond extract so I substituted with plain vanilla and did not have any choclate kisses so I used semi-sweet choclate chips.The dough was great (some of the best dough I have ever eaten!). These turned out great! I was thinking if I put an almond on the top and dipped them in choclate, it would be like an Almond-Joy cheesecake cookie!! Coaches wife came in and told me that they were some of the best cookies she had ever eaten. I will definately make these again, I absolutely loved them!!"
"I made them with sweetened coconut."
"These cookies are delicious, rich and downright decadent! Sure to impress, and hard to stay away from! My new favorite holiday cookie; I will definately be making these every year from here on out."
"I've made this recipe twice now for neighborhood Holiday parties, and they were a huge hit. Both times, there weren't any left over."
"Oh Recipe-bot--these just might become my new "favorite" cookie! I am a coconut fanatic, and these have 5 cups of coconut in them!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was looking for cookie recipes to make for tomorrow for a coaches lunch room and now that I found this I will stop here.I don't have any choclate kisses in the house but to have some homemade strawberry jam I canned this past summer that I can put in the middles.Thank you for the recipe!!"
"Want to make this recipe for Christmas. Will someone please post if the coconut used is sweetened. Thanks"
"I am getting ready to make these cookies for Christmas. Did you use the sweetened coconut?"
"Such a fantastic cookie! Perfect mix of ingredients :-D"
"Fantasic cookie, made up great and even made the amount the recipe state."
"Sounds like a great cookie, however, I am allergic to coconut. Do you think less coconut can be used if I use the extract for flavor?"
"I made these cookies for a church function, they were gone in a matter of minutes. Delicious!!"
"I've been making this cookie for 3 years now. Everyone loves them. They are simply delicious! I use Neufchatel (lower fat) cream cheese and they are wonderful. The family raves about them, especially my son-in-law, a real coconut lover. I've also used candied cherries (red & green) instead of kisses, and this year may try with rasperry jam or lemon curd. Yummy!"
"Add at least 1 tsp. of coconut extract to enhance the flavor. Oh YUM, that will only make these better!"
"I am so excited to make these cookies. They are just that 'something different' I have been looking for. As for you nay-sayers, stop being so critical and get into the cookie spirit. I am sure you understand fat is an essential component to any well-balanced cookie as it provides the correct texture and flavor."
"Will definately make these this weekend...they look easy and yummy....as for maryann386: u only live once and have to enjoy some of the bad once in a while...."
"These are simple delicious. I added a little more coconut (we are coconut lovers) and eliminated the coarse sugar. I also drizzled some melted chocolate over some of them. Very pretty :)"
"I found this recipe years ago in a old Christmas magazine being discarded by the library. I've made these nearly every Christmas since. They are just beautiful as well as delicious and really add sparkle to a cookie tray."
"OK, I haven't made these yet, but they look fabulous! I wonder what they would be like with the peppermint kisses?"
"It does seem strange that this recipe is tagged with the "healthy" classification. I think perhaps that that was an error when the recipe was loaded into the database."
"I will definitely be making these again! As far as the comment about the fat content, Land 'O Lakes makes a Light Butter and there are all sort of light cream cheeses out there. Might try these products if fat is a problem."
"They may not be heart healthy, but show me a really good Christmas cookie that is. These are absolutely wonderful. Not being a chocolate lover, I'm going to try them again without the kisses..."
"First of all, it is not healthy with 5 Gms of sat fat, second of all American Heart doesn't classify anything with coconut healthy!"