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Chocolate Coconut Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Coconut Kiss Cookies

We don’t eat a lot of candy, but sometimes I like to buy candy to incorporate into my baked goods. I was grocery shopping when I stumbled upon Hershey’s chocolate coconut creme kisses. I love chocolate and coconut together and immediately started dreaming up sweet creations. I tossed a bag in my cart and went home to bake. I created a chocolate coconut kiss cookie with my fun candy purchase.

The chocolate cookies are soft, rich, and fudgy. I included coconut extract and coconut in the cookies to go with the chocolate coconut theme. After the cookies cooled to room temperature, I topped each cookie off with a coconut kiss. I also sprinkled a little coconut on top of the cookies to make them extra pretty.

The coconut creme kisses give these cookies an added WOW factor. The creamy coconut center melts in your mouth in the most delightful way. The fudgy chocolate cookie is the perfect way to follow the coconut bliss. Everything about this cookie is joyous. If you are a chocolate coconut fan, this is the perfect cookie for you.

Chocolate Coconut Kiss Cookies

Ingredients:

1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
7 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa
2/3 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1/3 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon coconut extract
1/3 cup coconut
Hershey's chocolate coconut kisses
Additional coconut for sprinkling on cookies

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350ºF; line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or line with Silpats.

2. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

3. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Remove from heat; stir in cocoa powder and sugars. The mixture will be course and look like sand. Add yogurt, vanilla, and coconut extract, stirring to combine.

4. Add flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Stir in coconut. Drop tablespoons of dough about 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.

5. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until almost set. Cool on pans 2 to 3 minutes or until firm. Move cookies to a cooling rack. Press a chocolate coconut kiss in the center of each cookie and sprinkle with coconut. Let cookies cool completely.

*Note-if you can't find coconut creme kisses, use regular chocolate kisses or another chocolate coconut candy. The cookies are also good without the kisses.

If you like these chocolate coconut cookies, you might also like:

Coconut Chocolate Blondies from Two Peas and Their Pod
Coconut Macaroons Dipped in Chocolate from Two Peas and Their Pod
Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Coconut Cookies from This Week For Dinner
Coconut Chocolate Fudge Bars from Cookin’ Canuck

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45 Responses to “Chocolate Coconut Kiss Cookies”

  1. 1
    Peter — June 23, 2010 @ 4:16 am

    Everyone needs more coconut in their diets. Might as well start with cookies!

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    Erica — June 23, 2010 @ 4:17 am

    These are the most adorable cookies! What a great treat. Perfect for a party or a present for someone you love! Hope your week & the new job is treating you well!

  3. 3

    My husband would like these! Great idea Maria.

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    Rosa — June 23, 2010 @ 4:44 am

    Delicious cookies! So pretty.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

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    I agree, you can never have enough coconut or chocolate for that matter. I have never seen these kisses, great find :) xo

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    bridget {bake at 350} — June 23, 2010 @ 6:11 am

    Oh, YUM!!! I think a bag of these may fall in my shopping cart today! ;)

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    Jessica @ How Sweet — June 23, 2010 @ 6:47 am

    These are my dream cookie. I am obsessed with coconut, and love it with chocolate. Yum.

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    Ali @ Three Baking Sheets — June 23, 2010 @ 6:59 am

    I think I’ve tried just about all of the Hershey Kiss varieties but the coconut ones are, by far, the best.

    The fact that you incorporated them into a cookie? Absolutely fantastic.

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    Mary — June 23, 2010 @ 7:33 am

    These look wonderful. What a great idea, Maria. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary

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    Eliana — June 23, 2010 @ 7:41 am

    Anything with coconut looks perfect to me, as do these cookies. BRAVO!

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    Sara — June 23, 2010 @ 7:57 am

    Coconut Kisses? Yum! These cookies sound wonderful. I love chocolate and coconut.

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    Brittany — June 23, 2010 @ 8:14 am

    My dad would LOVE these! The man practically walks around with a bag of Hershey’s Kisses, and he loves coconut! I’ll have to make them for him! Thanks!

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    Barbara Bakes — June 23, 2010 @ 8:28 am

    Chocolate and coconut are a perfect combination. I’ll have to give these a try. See you soon!

  14. 14
    Jenny Flake — June 23, 2010 @ 8:30 am

    LOVE this flavor combo!! Totally drooling :)

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    Kara — June 23, 2010 @ 8:57 am

    We love chocolate and coconut at our house, so I can’t wait to give these a try!

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    Tracy — June 23, 2010 @ 9:43 am

    I love how the different kisses make these cookies more fun. :-)

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    Daphne — June 23, 2010 @ 9:50 am

    These are some of my favorite Kisses! Don’t wait around too long or they will be gone. They never leave these limited edition ones around long.

    • twopeas replied: — June 24th, 2010 @ 7:09 am

      I wish they would make these kisses all the time. They are so good!

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    Deborah — June 23, 2010 @ 9:56 am

    It’s a good thing I haven’t run across those kisses, because I LOVE coconut! I need to search them out now so I can make these!

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    Joanne — June 23, 2010 @ 10:34 am

    I’ve heard rumors that these kisses existed but still haven’t found them yet. When I do, I will DEFINITELY be making these cookies! Love the coconut/chocolate combo!

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    Kirbie — June 23, 2010 @ 11:53 am

    I love the idea of coconut and chocolate. I’ve never seen these Hershey Kisses before, but the cookies sound great!

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    Michele — June 23, 2010 @ 12:19 pm

    I need to look for those kisses and the coconut extract. The cookies look divine!

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    Cooking with Kait — June 23, 2010 @ 1:27 pm

    These cookies sound so good. Great way to incorporate the kisses.

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    Milisa — June 23, 2010 @ 1:34 pm

    Haven’t seen the coconut kisses, I will be looking for those. What yummy looking cookies and pretty too. These would be great for a bridal shower!

  24. 24

    These are so cute! I’ve never had any kiss cookies other than the traditional peanut butter ones. These sound so good!

  25. 25
    Michelle — June 23, 2010 @ 2:11 pm

    While in Vegas at M&M world I got the coconut flavored m&ms and fell in love. Im going back on Monday and while Im there Im picking some up! Im thinking this recipe with the m&ms would be awesome! What do you think?

    • twopeas replied: — June 24th, 2010 @ 7:08 am

      Great idea to use M&M’s. Let us know if you try it.

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    grace — June 23, 2010 @ 3:45 pm

    i had those delightful little kisses once and promptly fell in love and i haven’t been able to find them since! great use for ‘em, you lucky gal. :)

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    Cheryl — June 23, 2010 @ 5:20 pm

    Wow, Coconut and Chocolate are my two favorites, I have never seen these in Oregon, but I sure will keep my eye out for them!

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    Diana — June 23, 2010 @ 5:50 pm

    These sound wondeful. Lovin the flavor combo and you know, everyone needs a kiss every now and then. LOL!

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    Fuji Mama — June 23, 2010 @ 7:53 pm

    Mmmmm, these look so good! I didn’t know about those kisses…I need to go on a trip to find some!

  30. 30

    love it! what a great take on those traditional peanut butter kiss cookies!

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    Katrina — June 23, 2010 @ 8:55 pm

    Awesome cookies! Love the look, love those coconut kisses, I think I have half a bag of those from Easter time. They sound de-lish, Maria.

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    Angie — June 24, 2010 @ 7:02 am

    Love this idea! I love chocolate coconut, great recipe!

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    Megan — June 24, 2010 @ 8:53 am

    These are so cute! I like how you sprinkled coconut on them.

    I made cookies with the coconut Kisses a while ago but chopped the Kisses up and stirred them into the cookie dough.

    http://megan-deliciousdishings.blogspot.com/2010/04/coconut-creme-kissed-chewy-chocolate.html

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    Cookin' Canuck — June 24, 2010 @ 1:17 pm

    I haven’t seen these kisses. They sound like a really fun addition to these cookies.

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    Kathy @ The Sugar Queen — June 24, 2010 @ 4:43 pm

    No eggs? I assume then, that the yogurt is used in place of the eggs?

    Either way, they look delicious!

    • twopeas replied: — June 27th, 2010 @ 10:03 am

      There are no eggs in this recipe, it is not a typo, I promise:)

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — June 24, 2010 @ 7:40 pm

    Beautiful! I enjoy trying the different kiss flavors, but they usually disappear before I have a chance to bake with them.

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    kat — June 25, 2010 @ 7:13 am

    Now there is a treat!

  38. 38
    ivoryhut — June 25, 2010 @ 9:26 am

    I love all things coconut! What a yummy looking cookie.

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    Jen @ How To: Simplify — June 25, 2010 @ 1:04 pm

    I’ve never even heard of this type of Hershey’s Kisses. I love coconut and chocolate combined. This would be such a nice treat!

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    megan — June 27, 2010 @ 10:31 am

    I love coconut and chocolate together, like those mound candy bars.Great recipe! Thumbs up!

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