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Macaroon Kisses Recipe

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One taste and I think you'll agree this is the best coconut cookie you've ever tasted. These eye-catching cookies are always the first to disappear from the cookie tray.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:27 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 27 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons orange juice
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1-1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (14 ounces) flaked coconut, divided
  • 1 package (12 ounces) milk chocolate kisses

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 221 calories, 13 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk, orange juice and extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in 3-2/3 cups coconut. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  2. Roll into 1-in. balls, then roll in remaining coconut. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
  3. Immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. Cool for 1 minute before removing to wire racks. Yield: about 4-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Macaroon Kisses in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p54

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 221 calories, 13 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 134 mg sodium, 25 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Aug. 19, 2013

Really good cookies. A bit time consuming to make, but worth it. Once cooled I placed them on a parchment lined cookie sheet to freeze individually. Once frozen stacked them in a plastic container w/ wax paper in between layers and back into the freezer for later use. This recipe made 62 cookies. Will make again.

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2013

I am making the recipe again right now. =) These cookies are amazing!

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2011

One of my favorite cookies, instead of using one mini kiss i just put two or three choc chips on top, easier to eat that way:)

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Reviewed Dec. 13, 2009

I would rather bake bread, or bars, or anything besides cookies, but they were easy enough for me and absolutely delicious. The crystal sugar coating was elegant, and I used almond kisses to enhance the almond flavor.

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