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
Ingredients:

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

Chocolate kisses

Preheat oven to 350° F.

Directions:


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
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