Macaroon Kiss Cookies Recipe

This Macaroon Kiss Cookies Recipe is from my mother-in-law, Karen. She bakes the best cookies I’ve ever tasted. This recipe is one of my husband’s favorite cookie recipes, so I always make it at Christmas.

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Macaroon Kiss Cookies

Macaroon Kiss Cookies Recipe Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 oz. Cream cheese soft
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp orange juice
  • 2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 ¼ cup unsifted flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 5 cups flaked coconut
  • 9 oz. Pkg chocolate kisses  (approx. 54 kisses unwrapped)

Macaroon Kiss Cookies Recipe Instructions

  1. Cream butter, cream cheese, sugar till fluffy.
  2. Add egg yolk, almond extract and orange juice. Beat well.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture till well blended.
  4. Stir in 3 cups of coconut.
  5. Cover. Chill about 1 hour.
  6. Shape into 1” balls. Roll balls in remaining coconut.
  7. On ungreased cookie sheet bake in preheated 350 degree oven  10-12 min. or lightly browned on bottom.
  8. Remove from oven and press chocolate kiss in center of each cookie.
  9. Cool 1 min. carefully remove and cool completely.
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