Thursday, September 25, 2014

Besitos de Coco ~ Venezuelan Coconut Kisses

Besitos de Coco
Besitos de Coco are Venezuelan cookies. They are half cookie & half flakes of coconut, which will leave you with a tropical taste in every bite. Besitos de Coco or Coconut Macaroons are easy to make sweet delights. These cookies are known as "Coconut Kisses" in spanish speaking Caribbean Islands. I have seen recipes with condensed milk, which replace egg yolks in this dish, I might try them in future for a eggless version. For now, this cookies are the best & stole our hearts instantly.

Besitos de Coco
Adapted from here.
Prep Time - 10mins 
Cook Time - 20mins 
Serves - 26Cookies
2&1/2Cups +  1/2Cup coconut flakes
1/2Cup flour
1Cup brown sugar
1Tbs butter
4Egg yolks
1Tbs vanilla extract 
- Pre heat oven @350degrees. Layer a cookie pan with parchment paper and keep aside.
- In a bowl mix in all the above ingredients leaving half cup of coconut flakes aside.
- Scoop the mix & form into small balls.
- Roll them into coconut flakes & place them on the cookie pan. Press a little to make them flat or leave them as they are.
- Bake them for 20mins @350 degrees. 
- Remove from oven & cool them on counter top. 
- For the chocolate on the top, as soon as you remove the cookie pan out of the oven press in a nestle chocolate chip in to it & it fixes perfectly.
- Baking time might change from oven to oven. 
- For more added flavor you can replace vanilla extract with coconut extract.
Besitos de Coco
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  1. They look cute and taste great. I made them too and we loved them.

  2. They look yummy. Once I tried a condensed milk-coconut version macaroons from a vegetarian cookbook and it was super flop. :) I am still searching for a perfect recipe.

  3. wow coconut kisses looks fantastic , so perfectly bakes and very flavorful cookie!!

  4. Omg, those coconut kisses are asking me to grab some and have rite now, scrumptious they are.

  5. Cookies are cute and you presented them beautifully.

  6. Nice and delicious cookies with a awesome flavour of coconut. Very well captured.

  7. Wow! these look so like store bought ones!!

  8. Very lovely pictures..and I like the flavours as well..

  9. Those coconut cookies sure look tempting. Very well made and well presented.

  10. love these cookies..heavy on the coconut are my kind of cookie

  11. These are awesome cookies. The kids will not like them but I will love them.

  12. Coconut kisses looks so cute .Very well made ..