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Macaroon Melts

These festive cookies are made in the microwave, keeping your oven free for other holiday baking. I sometimes top the cookies with chocolate bells instead of kisses.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    4 dozen


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 32 large marshmallows
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 cups cornflakes
  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/4 cup quartered candied cherries
  • Chocolate kisses or whole candied cherries


  • In a large microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter, marshmallows and extract. Microwave, uncover, on high for 1-1/2 minutes or until melted. In a bowl, combine the cornflakes, coconut, almonds and quartered cherries. Stir in marshmallow mixture until coated. Drop by tablespoonful onto waxed paper kisses or candied cherries in the center of each.

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