Macaroon Kisses (Almond Joy Cookies)
Author: Nikki
Coconut and chocolate come together to form one delicious cookie!
  • ⅓ cup butter, softened
  • 3 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp. almond extract
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • 5 cups flaked coconut, divided
  • 48 milk chocolate kisses
  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar together.
  2. Beat in egg yolk and almond extract until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  4. Stir in 3 cups coconut.
  5. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until dough is easier to work with.
  6. Roll into 1-inch balls and roll in remaining coconut.  Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  7. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  8. After removing from oven, immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie.
  9. Let cookies cool on pan for 2-3 minutes or until chocolate is softened, then transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely
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