Saturday, April 3, 2010

No Chocolate Bunnies Here

Is everyone well on their way to preparing for Easter? I started doing a few odds and ends with cooking today. The recap menu will hopefully be up tomorrow night or Monday morning! I kicked off the weekend by going to a town indoor rummage sale that they held in the middle school—we thought getting there at 8 am sharp would score us some deals, but the place was so packed you could barley walk let alone look at anything. It was still something different to do though, and we did stop at another smaller one and left with a stovetop smoker for just 2 bucks! (Anyone know any good recipes/methods for using one?)

Anyways, just wanted to drop by and send some virtual Easter goodies your way, but they aren’t chocolate bunnies..I think you’ll like these better! =)


Macaroon Kiss Cookies



  • 1/3 c. butter, softened
  • 1 pkg. of cream cheese, softened (3 oz.)
  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 tsp. orange juice (or vanilla)
  • 1 1/4 c. unsifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 5 c. (14 oz. pkg.) flaked coconut
  • 54 Hershey's kisses, chocolate (9 oz. pkg.), unwrapped


  • Cream butter, cream cheese and sugar in large mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg yolk, almond extract and orange juice; beat well.
  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to cream mixture. Stir in 3 cups of the coconut. Cover tightly; chill 1 hour or until firm enough to handle.
  • Shape dough into 1 inch balls; roll in remaining coconut. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove from oven; immediately press unwrapped kiss on top of each cookie. Cool 1 minute.
  • Carefully remove from cookie sheet; cool completely on wire rack. (About 4 1/2 dozen cookies.)


Have a great Easter!


Kathleen said...

These sound oooooh so yummy! Happy Easter!!!

Krista said...

I bought some of those coconut kisses in Buffalo and they are febulous! Too bad I'm almost done the bag because your recipe looks delish.

Erica said...

What a great idea! Coconut and chocolate are fabulous together. Such a smart chicky! Hope you have a great Easter.

Sook said...

They look so good!! I like that first picture. I saw it when I was working as a custodian in college! ha ha So funny.

Jessica said...

I love how you post real recipes, that include butter, sugar, white flour...etc. Most days I avoid a lot of these things, but when making a proper dessert, there are no substitutes! Enjoy your week. :)

Nicole, RD said...

Drool! Chocolate and coconut are my weakness when combined. Or separate. Oops :) Looks delicious, Cassie!! Happy (belated) Easter!

Kim said...

Oh my gosh....these look delicious! I haven't seen the coconut creme kisses around here. I'll have to keep my eyes open for them! Hope you had a great Easter.

sophia said...

Macaroon chocolate kisses! Now this is genius! Yum!

I hope you had a great Easter, Casaundra! :-)