Macaroon Kiss Cookies

If you like coconut and chocolate you've hit the jackpot with this recipe. These Macaroon Kiss Cookies may become your new favorite. This cookie is unforgettable with a combination of cream cheese, coconut, a taste of fresh orange juice and a Hershey's kiss. I found this great recipe at Rook No. 17, and I knew it was something special.

Macaroon Kiss Cookies
2/3 cup butter, softened
6 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon juice from a fresh orange
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
10 cups sweetened flaked coconut, divided into 6 cup and 4 cup portions
1 bag Hershey's kisses (48 pieces)

In a large bowl, beat the butter, cream cheese, and sugar with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add egg yolks, vanilla, and orange juice; beat until smooth. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt; add to the creamed mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the 6 cups of coconut and beat to combine. Refrigerate the cookie dough for 1 hour. In the meantime, remove the wrappers from the kisses.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Using a cookie scoop, make dough into 1-inch balls, then roll each ball in the remaining 4 cups of coconut. Place cookies on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes until cookies are lightly browned. Remove from oven, immediately press one chocolate kiss into each cookie. Return pan to oven and bake for one additional minute. Remove pan from oven and cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Gently remove cookies to rack to continue cooling. Makes 4 dozen.

While the cookie dough chills, unwrap the Hershey's kisses so they will be ready to pop on top of the cookies when they come out of the oven. The recipe indicated that it would make 48 cookies, but my batch had 50 cookies.

Use a cookie scoop to make the cookie balls to roll in coconut.

Place cookies on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Bake for 12 minutes until lightly browned.

Immediately press a kiss into each cookie, then return to the oven for 1 additional minute.

Cool the cookies on a wire rack.

This recipe makes a lot, so it is a good one to make for holidays or special events. You might want to just make half the recipe unless you are expecting a crowd.

These cookies are pretty and delicious too.


  1. Very pretty! I love coconut at Easter:@)

  2. I want to try this, it is a little different than the ones I make. I bought coconut at Cmas and never got to them! They look delicious!
    Anita, I hope you will join in my 4th Annual St. Patrick's Day blog CrawlI it is a lot of fun!

  3. These look absolutely wonderful!!! I wish I had one (or 7) right now!!!

  4. Oh, my gosh!!!! I will have to make these. I love macaroons and I love coconut.

  5. What a wonderful idea! These cookies look wonderful and I really like your creativity :)

  6. These are so cute Anita. You know I saw a set of plates like yours at my local thrift store and I'm kicking myself for not getting it. Yours looks beautiful!

    Anne xx

  7. The cookies look wonderful! I love your presentation!

  8. these cookies look very cute, nice for a shower or party. nice andi

  9. Anita, those cookies look heavenly and are displayed so perfectly! I do love macaroons & my Mom will be coming soon & she loves them, too.

  10. I'm sitting here with a cup of coffee wishing I had one..or two of these! :) They look so good. Unfortunately, I have a hubby that does not like coconut, so I rarely get to have it. I'm sure I would LOVE this cookie however. Thanks for sharing at the Rock 'N Share. I shared it on my FB page this morning.

  11. I love this cookies, your pictures look like I can just pull up a chair and have one! Hugs, Lynn

  12. So delicious! I could totally go for one of these right now.

  13. Hi Anita,
    This is a great cookie, I just love your presentation, they look awesome! Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. Oh yummy! I love macaroons. Beautiful, just beautiful! Visiting from Country Momma Cooks, glad I stopped by. Have a wonderful weekend. :)

  15. macaroons + chocolate ... what could be better?!?! Thanks for sharing at my party! Can't wait to see what you link up next week :)

  16. I LOVE LOVE LOVE coconut and chocolate together! YUM

  17. Oh Anita, You outdid yourself with these. They look amazing. Coconut and chocolate.. love it love it love it.. Can't wait to make them.

  18. Anita, I'm so glad you enjoyed my recipe! Your cookies turned out beautifully!

    Jenn/Rook No. 17