Puerto Rican Coconut Kisses - Besitos de Coco

Coconut Kisses Macaroons
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    35 mins

A favorite treat in the Spanish speaking Caribbean islands is a type of macaroon cookie called coconut kisses (besitos de coco). Here is a simple basic recipe, which can be gussied up by sprinkling with crushed nuts, or by dipping or drizzling in chocolate.

What You'll Need

  • 3 cups unsweetened fresh coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut (or vanilla) extract

How to Make It

1. Preheat your oven to 350 Fahrenheit (177 Celsius).

2. Grease a 13 x 9 x 2 cookie sheet.

3. In a bowl, thoroughly mix all ingredients together into a sticky dough.

4. Divide the dough into 24 uniform balls.

5. Place the balls on the greased cookie sheet and bake for about 25 minutes. They should be golden brown.