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Orange-Scented Chocolate Heart Macaroons

Orange Scented Chocolate Heart Macaroons

These are sure to steal the heart of the coconut lover in your life.

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 NESTLE CRUNCH Hearts, unwrapped or NESTLE BUTTERFINGER Hearts


Instructions

  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl.
  2. Beat sugar, butter and cream cheese in medium mixer bowl until creamy.
  3. Add egg yolk, vanilla extract, orange juice and grated orange peel; beat well.
  4. Add flour mixture; beat until well combined.
  5. Stir in 4 cups coconut.
  6. Cover; refrigerate for 30 minutes or until firm enough to handle.
  7. Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  8. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; roll balls in remaining coconut.
  9. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  10. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  11. Remove from oven; immediately press 1 Nestle Heart on top of each macaroon.
  12. Cool for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Serving size: 25

Recipe and photo credit: Nestlé and meals.com.


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