Macaroon Kiss Delights

Ingredients

Ingredients To Be Creamed:

Moist Ingredients:

Dry Ingredients:

Coconut For Dough:

Coconut For Rolling:

Kisses:

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and cream cheese in a work bowl.
  2. Add sugar and beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add egg yolk and vanilla, beat well; scraping sides of bowl as needed.
  4. Add dry ingredients to work bowl and mix in.
  5. Measure out 4 cups of coconut, set 1 cup aside in a separate bowl.
  6. Add 3 cups of coconut to the work bowl and mix in.
  7. Cover dough tightly and chill at least 1 hour or until firm enough to handle.
  8. Preheat oven to 350°. If you are using a convection oven choose the pure convection setting at 325°.
  9. Unwrap kisses and place on a piece of waxed paper or a plate; set aside.
  10. Shape dough into 1-inch balls.
  11. Roll in the remaining 2 cups of coconut.
  12. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  13. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  14. Remove from oven and immediately press an unwrapped kiss on top of each cookie.
  15. Leave the cookies on the cookie sheet for 1 minute.
  16. Carefully remove from the cookie sheet to a wire rack.
  17. Cool completely.
  18. Serve.

Comments

Makes 3 to 4 dozen cookies.

Note that unsweetened or sweetened flaked coconut can be used for this recipe. I like unsweetened flaked coconut, but find it can be a bit chewier in baked goods.

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