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Coconut Kisses - Besitos de Coco

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Coconut Kisses - Besitos de Coco

Coconut Kisses - Besitos de Coco

Photo © Hector Rodriguez 2008
A favorite treat in the Spanish speaking Caribbean islands is a type of cookie called coconut kisses (besitos de coco). Here is a simple basic recipe, which can be gussied up with crushed nuts or dipped/drizzled in chocolate.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 35 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes


  • 3 cups coconut flakes
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons coconut (or vanilla) extract


1. Preheat oven to 350 F.

2. Grease a 13x9x2 cookie sheet.

3. In a bowl, thoroughly mix all ingredients together into a dough.

4. Divide the dough into 24 uniform balls.

5. Place the balls on the greased cookie sheet and bake for about 35 minutes. They should be golden.

Servings: 24 cookies.

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 4 out of 5
Absolutely delicious, but not quite accurate, Member leelyn1216

I made them and they turned out delicious-- but I'd caution you on a couple of fronts. I'm not sure what's actually meant by ""1/4 TB butter,"" but I feel pretty sure that's not quite right. I upped it to 1/4 cup, and they were really good. Also, cookies that size do not need to bake at 350 for 35 minutes unless you like your coconut reeally toasty. I just watched them in the oven, and I think 20 minutes was plenty, plus the bottoms ended up pretty brown and crispy. All in all fabulous!! Everyone raved and there were no leftovers from my double batch at the Puerto Rican potluck. I served them with strawberries and had baked some of them with an almond on top, then dipped the bottoms in dark chocolate (frozen on foil or waxed paper to make sure they set up well). Absolute almond joy!

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