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
- 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
- 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.
Have you tried this recipe?
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Everyone needs more coconut in their diets. Might as well start with cookies!
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!
My husband would like these! Great idea Maria.
Delicious cookies! So pretty.
I agree, you can never have enough coconut or chocolate for that matter. I have never seen these kisses, great find 🙂 xo
Oh, YUM!!! I think a bag of these may fall in my shopping cart today! 😉
These are my dream cookie. I am obsessed with coconut, and love it with chocolate. Yum.
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.
These look wonderful. What a great idea, Maria. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings…Mary
Anything with coconut looks perfect to me, as do these cookies. BRAVO!
Coconut Kisses? Yum! These cookies sound wonderful. I love chocolate and coconut.
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!
Chocolate and coconut are a perfect combination. I’ll have to give these a try. See you soon!
LOVE this flavor combo!! Totally drooling 🙂
We love chocolate and coconut at our house, so I can’t wait to give these a try!
I love how the different kisses make these cookies more fun. 🙂
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.
I wish they would make these kisses all the time. They are so good!
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!
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!
I love the idea of coconut and chocolate. I’ve never seen these Hershey Kisses before, but the cookies sound great!
I need to look for those kisses and the coconut extract. The cookies look divine!
These cookies sound so good. Great way to incorporate the kisses.
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!
These are so cute! I’ve never had any kiss cookies other than the traditional peanut butter ones. These sound so good!
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?
Great idea to use M&M’s. Let us know if you try it.
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. 🙂
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!
These sound wondeful. Lovin the flavor combo and you know, everyone needs a kiss every now and then. LOL!
Mmmmm, these look so good! I didn’t know about those kisses…I need to go on a trip to find some!
love it! what a great take on those traditional peanut butter kiss cookies!
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.
Love this idea! I love chocolate coconut, great recipe!
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.
I haven’t seen these kisses. They sound like a really fun addition to these cookies.
No eggs? I assume then, that the yogurt is used in place of the eggs?
Either way, they look delicious!
There are no eggs in this recipe, it is not a typo, I promise:)
Beautiful! I enjoy trying the different kiss flavors, but they usually disappear before I have a chance to bake with them.
Now there is a treat!
I love all things coconut! What a yummy looking cookie.
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!
I love coconut and chocolate together, like those mound candy bars.Great recipe! Thumbs up!