Macaroon Kisses


Macaroon Kisses
These cookies are sure to delight the coconut and chocolate lover. The combination will to be irresistible to everyone.

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salT
  • 5 cups flaked coconut, divided
  • 48 milk chocolate kisses
  • Coarse sugar

Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Beat in egg yolk and extract.
  3. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  4. Stir in 3 cups coconut.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°.
  7. Shape into 1-in. balls and roll in the remaining coconut. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  8. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  9. Immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie; sprinkle with coarse sugar.
  10. Cool on pan 2-3 minutes or until chocolate is softened.
  11. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Yield: 4 dozen.

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