These cookies are AMAZING. Yes, I ate two of them straight from the oven. Then, I ate one more as I was putting them into a storage container haha.
My hubby and I are huge macaroon fans, our local grocery store makes them fresh in their bakery, and every now and then, as a special treat, we will get one and its amazing! These cookies taste almost exactly the same, maybe a little better, but yes, I am bias hehe!!!
We got this recipe from Rook No. 17, you definitely need to check them out! Their stuff is awesome!!!
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp table salt
2/3 cups butter, softened
6 oz cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tbsp plus 1 tsp orange juice
10 cups flaked coconut, divided into 6 cups and 4 cups
1 bag Hershey kisses
In a medium bowl, sift flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. In a different bowl, beat together butter, cream cheese, and sugar until creamy. Add egg yolks. Add in vanilla and juice. Mix until combined. Slowly add in dry mixture and mix until thoroughly combined. Add in 6 cups of coconut. Place cookie dough in fridge for one hour. Preheat oven to 350. Once dough has been chilled for an hour, remove from fridge and scoop 1 1/2 inch dough balls. Roll in hand to create ball and then roll through remaining 4 cups of coconut. Place on a cookie sheet, about 12 per cookie sheet. Bake in oven for 14-15 minutes, or until set and light brown. Remove from oven and push one hershey kiss into each cookie and place back into oven for an additional one minute. Remove from oven and cool. Enjoy!!
* As a tip, keep dough in fridge in between batches of cookies, I found it was easier to roll the dough into balls when the dough was cold from fridge.