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Macaroon Kisses

Post  justmecookin on Wed Nov 04, 2009 10:56 am

Macaroon Kisses

1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
2 teaspoons orange juice
1-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 cups coconut, divided
Candied cherries and/or chocolate kisses

In a mixing bowl, cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy. Combine egg yolk, extract and juice; add to creamed mixture and mix well.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in 3 cups of coconut. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour. Shape into 1-in. balls; roll in remaining coconut.

Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately place a cherry or chocolate kiss on top of each cookie. Cool 5 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen.

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