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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Orange-Scented Chocolate Heart Macaroons
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! :)
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