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Coconut Orange Macaroons

Coconut Orange MacaroonsMoist and chewy coconut macaroons with a kiss of orange flavoring.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 (14-ounce) can NESTLÉ LA LECHERA Sweetened Condensed Milk*
1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
1 large egg yolk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoons grated orange peel
1 tablespoon orange juice
5 cups sweetened coconut flakes - divided use

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl.
  2. Beat sweetened condensed milk and cream cheese in medium mixer bowl until creamy. Add egg yolk, vanilla extract, grated orange peel and orange juice; beat well. Add flour mixture; beat until well combined. Stir in 4 cups coconut. Cover; refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  4. Shape dough into 1 1/2-inch balls; roll balls in remaining 1 cup coconut. Place on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes 2 1/2 dozen macaroon cookies.

*Regular or Fat-Free.

Recipe is the property of Nestlé® and, used with permission.