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Macaroon Kisses

 Macaroon Kisses
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.
27 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch

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 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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Macaroon Kisses (continued)

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.