Tuesday, March 2, 2010

warming up



Today it feels like Spring. There is something fresh about the air and the coat I wore this morning was too heavy. A good sign.

These cookies taste like Spring to me, perfect for this lovely day.



Macaroon Kisses

1/3 cup butter, softened
3 oz. cream cz, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
2 t orange juice
2 t almond extract
1 1/4 cup flour
2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
14 oz flaked coconut
chocolate kisses

Mix together the butter and cream cheese. Add in the sugar, egg, OJ, and extract. Mix in the flour, powder and salt and 3 2/3 cups of the coconut. Chill for 30 minutes. Shape dough into 1 inch balls and roll in remaining coconut. Place on parchment paper lined cookie sheets and bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Press a chocolate kiss into each cookie after they bake. It makes about 4 dozen.

Enjoy!



We are expecting snow tomorrow! So this Spring feeling won't last long. Glad I have the cookies to remember it by. ;)

8 comments:

MandiCrocker said...

Oh those look gooood. Moist & delicious. Mmm... It's sooo not springtime here, though. Major bummer. A girl can dream... and that is one of the many reasons I love your blog!! :)

Melissa said...

Yum!!!

Mama V said...

These are so pretty!

Don't fret - I hear it'll be warm enough that the snow won't stick. (I hope!!) AND, it's supposed to be in the 50's on Saturday! So make more macaroons! Spring is on its way! Wahoo! ;)

tami said...

may i have a little nibble of spring, please?

might have to give this recipe a try. thanks for sharing!

Deb said...

Ooooh...the cookies look yummy! My mom is coming to visit this weekend and I just might throw some of these together. Thanks for the recipe!

Maria Ontiveros said...

Oh man. . . these look good! I love coconut and chocolate!
Rinda

scrapaddict4sure said...

I really love to see what your baking .I feel like I am gainging
weight by looking but I look forward to what you'll be baking next!

sharyncarlson said...

What beautiful cookies, and I'm sure they're delicious, too!