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Orange-Scented Chocolate Heart Macaroons

Orange-Scented Chocolate Heart Macaroons
Makes:
25 to 30 cookies
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
62
minutes
based on
6 reviews
Orange-Scented Chocolate Heart Macaroons are perfect for the coconut lovers in your life.

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • 1 medium orange, peel grated
  • 5 cups sweetened flaked coconut, divided
  • 25 to 30 NESTLÉ CRUNCH Hearts, unwrapped
  • NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER Hearts

Directions:

COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl.

BEAT sugar, butter and cream cheese in medium mixer bowl until creamy. Add egg yolk, vanilla extract, orange juice and grated orange peel; beat well. Add flour mixture; beat until well combined. Stir in 4 cups coconut. Cover; refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm enough to handle.

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

SHAPE dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; roll balls in remaining coconut. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven; immediately press 1 Nestlé Heart on top of each macaroon. Cool for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely.


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  •  Star(s)

    Sealed with a kiss!

    sharon wilson from TROY, NY

    These were very easy and really a big hit. I didn't have the Nestle Hearts on hand so I substituted kisses instead. They went so fast, next time I will double the recipe!!!

  •  Star(s)

    AWESOME

    Melonie L from Iowa

    We served these at my sons birthday and they were a huge hit. My son is a huge coconut fan. While I was getting the rest of the food ready my 10 and 13 year old daughters made the cookies pretty much by themselves. It was easy and fun for them. We will be making these again for Easter. LOVE THEM

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    Orange-Scented Chocolate Heart Macaroons

    Jeanne Whitmore-Tanking from Burlington, WI

    These were very easy to make and combine quite a few different wonderful flavors together. I used a chocolate kiss in the middle in place of the hearts; that are not to be found this time of the year. After you put the chocolate kiss in the middle of the warm cookies and let it melt for a bit, I then pushed the tip into the melted chocolate. These will be a big hit every Christmas time. Thank you! :)

  •  Star(s)

    AMAZING cookies!

    Ms. Blaschuk from FARMINGDALE, NY

    Coconut, cream cheese, NESTLES CRUNCH and orange peel. Four of my favorite ingredients and they surprisingly are great together. What's not to like? These were AMAZING! I could not find NESTLE CRUNCH hearts at this time of year, so I use NESTLE CRUNCH bars - broken into pieces. They worked wonderfully well. I do not know who polished off more cookies, my grandson or me.

  •  Star(s)

    Great Tasting !!!

    Linda Randles from NORTH CANTON, OH

    These was a big hit with my family. I tryed it out on them first. Since they're all gone I'll have to make another batch for our Christmas dinner.

  •  Star(s)

    very desriable delight

    Lisa Neal from stockton, CA

    So easy and so very tasty! i will share this with all my friends and family. great for the holidays as a gift or for a brunch! thank you so much!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 25/25 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 25 

    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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    Orange-Scented Chocolate Heart Macaroons

    Ingredients

    • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/3 cup butter, softened
    • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
    • 1 large egg yolk
    • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
    • 1 tablespoon orange juice
    • 1 medium orange, peel grated
    • 5 cups sweetened flaked coconut, divided
    • 25 to 30 NESTLÉ CRUNCH Hearts, unwrapped
    • NESTLÉ BUTTERFINGER Hearts

     

    Directions

    COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl.

    BEAT sugar, butter and cream cheese in medium mixer bowl until creamy. Add egg yolk, vanilla extract, orange juice and grated orange peel; beat well. Add flour mixture; beat until well combined. Stir in 4 cups coconut. Cover; refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm enough to handle.

    PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

    SHAPE dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; roll balls in remaining coconut. Place on ungreased baking sheets.

    BAKE for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven; immediately press 1 Nestlé Heart on top of each macaroon. Cool for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

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