Homemade Macaroon Kisses Recipe

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Homemade Macaroon Kisses Recipe
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  1. 1/3 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  3. 3/4 cup sugar
  4. 1 egg yolk
  5. 2 teaspoons almond extract
  6. 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  7. 2 teaspoons baking powder
  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  9. 5 cups flaked coconut, divided
  10. 48 milk chocolate kisses
  11. Coarse sugar
  1. In a large bowl, cream the butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg yolk and extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in 3 cups coconut. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until dough is easy to handle.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°. Shape into 1-in. balls and roll in the remaining coconut. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate kiss into the center of each cookie; sprinkle with coarse sugar. Cool on pan 2-3 minutes or until chocolate is softened. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 4 dozen.
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