Recipes, memories and random thoughts from my kitchen
Sunday, December 10, 2006
December 10 -- Macaroon Kiss Cookies
Here's another of my favorite Christmas cookies. I don't make them every year, but they're on my baking list for this year!
MACAROON KISS COOKIES 1/3 cup butter, softened1 pkg. (3 oz.) cream cheese, softened 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg yolk 2 tsp. almond extract 2 tsp. orange juice 1 1/4 cups flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 tsp. salt5 cups flaked coconut, divided9 oz. Hershey milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped (about 54)
Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar together until light and fluffy.Add egg yolk, extract, and orange juice; beat well. Sift together theflour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture untilwell blended. Stir in 3 cups coconut. Cover dough and chill it forabout 1 hour.
Shape the dough in 1” balls. Roll balls in remaining coconut; place onungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes or untillightly browned on bottom. Remove from oven and press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheet, thencarefully remove to racks to cool until chocolate is firm. Makes 4 1/2dozen.
I found this recipe many years ago in an old Early American Life magazine beingdiscarded by the library. These cookies are delicious and veryfestive-looking.
I live in scenic northern New England with my handsome husband. We're empty-nesters with a bunch of adorable grandchildren. We love (tent) camping and traveling, but don't get away as often as we'd like to.