Besitos de Coco Recipe

Besitos de Coco

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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.

 

Ingredients

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!