Macaroon Kiss Cookies

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Macaroon Kiss Cookies . . . soft and chewy coconut macaroons made even better with the addition of a Hershey kiss. An easy cookie recipe for coconut fans!

Macaroon Kiss Cookies on a blue plate
Coconut Macaroon Kiss Cookies

Coconut is one of those things that people either love or hate. I happen to be a coconut fan. Especially toasted coconut – I could eat that stuff by the spoonful!

I love a good coconut macaroon, and those toasty bits of coconut on the edges are my favorite part.

photo of macaroons with Hershey's kisses

Of course the only thing better than coconut is coconut and chocolate together. I’ve made dipped coconut macaroons, but I wanted something that was even more simple to make.

I thought of my peanut butter kiss cookies, and just knew I had to try the same technique with macaroons. Worked like a charm!

overhead shot of coconut macaroon kiss cookies

Macaroon kiss cookies are so easy to make. You don’t even need a mixer. Just stir the ingredients together in a mixing bowl, or even use your hands. That’s what I do.

close up of macaroon kiss cookies

To make the cookies all a uniform size so that they bake evenly, I like to use a cookie scoop. Macaroons can be pretty sticky, so I always line my pans with a silicone liner. You can use parchment paper instead if you prefer.

macaroons with kisses

While the cookies are baking, you want to unwrap your Hershey kisses. As soon as you take the macaroons out of the oven, push a kiss into the center of each one. Then all you have to do is wait for them to cool. That’s the hard part. 😉

Soft and chewy coconut macaroon cookies with chocolate kisses

 chewy coconut Macaroon Kiss Cookies recipe collage

Macaroon Kiss Cookies

Yield: 2 dozen

Macaroon Kiss Cookies

Macaroon Kiss Cookies
Chewy coconut macaroon cookies topped with a Hershey kiss.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes



  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Stir till well blended. I like to just use my hands.
  2. Use a cookie scoop to drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheets lined with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  3. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes. Immediately press a Hershey's kiss into the center of each cookie.

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If you love coconut like I do, you will be happy to hear that today is National Macaroon Day. I’m teaming up with my Celebrating Food Bloggers to bring you 15 fabulous macaroon recipes. Enjoy!

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9 new macaroon recipes:

Lemon Coconut Macaroon Cookies from Simply Stacie
Almond Coconut Macaroons from Savory Experiments
Coconut Pineapple Macaroon Bars from Heather Likes Food
Macaroon Kiss Cookies from Creations by Kara
Easy Coconut Macaroons from Real Mom Kitchen
Chocolate Coconut Macaroons from Pretty Providence
Gluten Free Macaroons from Namely Marly
Coconut Macaroon Brownies from 365 Days of Slow Cooking
Chocolate Coconut Macaroon Tart from Ashlee Marie

6 More Marvelous Macaroon Recipes:

Chocolate Dipped Macaroons from Creations by Kara
Coconut Macaroon Nests with Nutella from Creations by Kara
Macaroon Filled Brownies from Creations by Kara
Chocolate Cherry Coconut Macaroons from Dessert Now, Dinner Later
Strawberry Coconut Macaroons from Sally’s Baking Addiction
Chocolate Mousse Pie with Macaroon Crust from Cupcake Project


  1. Yum!!!! I love anything with coconut – and you definitely can’t go wrong with kisses either!

  2. I’m a huge coconut fan- can’t wait to try these!

  3. Amy Huntley says

    Love the addition of the Hershey kiss to the macaroon! Can’t wait to try it!

  4. Oooh, I’ve never seen these with coconut. Yum!

  5. Delicious! Love the coconut and chocolate combo! 🙂

  6. Love this mix of two of my very favorite things!

  7. Courtney O'Dell says

    These cookies are so delicious and easy – my kids gobbled them up in no time!

  8. Jennifer Lehner says

    These look AMAZING! I’m going to add these to my list of cookies to bake this holiday season!

  9. I’m crazy about macaroons! They are one of my favourite cookies.

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