- 1/3 c. butter or marg., softened
- 3 oz. cream cheese, softened
- 3/4 c. sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 2 tsp. almond extract
- 2 tsp. orange juice concentrate
- 1-1/4 c. flour
- 2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 5 c. sweetened coconut flakes, divided
- 8 oz. Hershey’s kisses
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 flakes.
Cover, refrigerate 1 hour or until firm enough to handle. Remove wrappers from kisses. Heat oven to 350. Shape dough into 1 inch balls; roll balls in remaining 2 cups coconut. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven; immediately press a kiss on top of each cookie. Cool one minute; carefully remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen cookies.