Besitos de Coco Recipe

Besitos de Coco


Besitos de Coco (or Coconut Kisses) are the Latin version of Coconut Macaroons.  These delightful confections will melt in your mouth!  They are a perennial favorite here in Puerto Rico and super-easy to make.  There are many variations to this recipe, but below is a good basic one.  This recipe can then be dressed up by adding a chocolate kiss on the top, drizzling chocolate, or adding nuts.



3 c. coconut flakes
4 tsp. butter, softened
8 tbsp. flour
4 egg yolks
1 lemon peel shaving
1 cp. brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt


Preheat oven to 350 F and pre-grease a cookie sheet.  In a bowl, thoroughly mix all ingredients together until they are a dough. Divide into little cookie balls and place on pan. Bake for 30-40 minutes.   Allow the coconut edges to get slightly browned. Enjoy!

Captain Tim
Captain Tim

Captain Tim is the founder of Caribbean Trading Company in Puerto Rico. Many years ago Captain Tim was a normal everyday guy who decided to do what so many people only dream about. He moved to the Caribbean. Traveling throughout the islands, he has the joy of sharing this lifestyle and its flavors with the world.