Orange-Scented Chocolate Heart Macaroons are perfect for the coconut lovers in your life.
- 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
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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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.
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