04 February 2009
Recipe: Macaroon Kiss Cookies
The photo is similar only of peanut butter chocolate kiss cookies to give anyone who is unfamiliar with this kind of cookie a better visual. Sorry I couldn't find a photo of the actual cookie. This is an easy recipe and a real yum! factor for fans of coconut, cream cheese AND chocolate!
Macaroon Kiss cookies
1/3 cup butter, softened
3oz cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg yolk
2 teaspoons almond extract
2 teaspoons orange juice
1 1/2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
5 cups flaked coconut
Preheat oven to 350° F.
Cream together butter, cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until light and fluffy.
Add egg yolk, almond extract and orange juice; beat well.
Combine flour, baking powder and salt, gradually add to creamed mixture.
Stir in 3 cups coconut. Cover tightly and chill 1 hour.
Shape dough into 1" balls, roll in remaining coconut. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 - 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.
Remove from oven; immediately top with a chocolate kiss. Let cool on a wire rack.
Photo of peanut butter chocolate kiss cookies by bonimo @ flickr