Friday, November 6, 2009

coconut creme macaroons

coconut creme macaroons
1/3 cup butter softened
1 package(3oz) cream cheese, softened(okay if you have ever seen in 3 oz let me know i bought reg and cut 3 oz, lol)
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg yolk
2 tsp almond extract
2 tsp orange juice
1 - 1/4 cup flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
5 cups sweetened coconut flakes, divided
48 hershey kisses
1. beat butter, cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until well blended. add egg yolk, almond extract and orange juice, beat well. Stir together flour, baking powder and salt, gradually add to butter mixture, beating until well blended. stir in 3 cups coconut.
2. cover, refrigerate one hour or util firm enough to handle. Remove wrappers from chocolates. heat oven to 350 degrees. shape dough into 1 inch balls, roll balls in remaining coconut. place on cookie sheet.
3. Bake 10-12 mins( i think i baked little longer didn't seem long enough) or until lightly browned. removed from oven, immediately press chocolate on top of each cookie. cool and enjoy!