Chocolate Coconut Kiss Cookies

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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
  • ΒΌ 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

Instructions

  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350ΒΊF; line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or line with Silpats.
  2. 2. Sift together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. 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. 4. Add flour mixture, stirring just until moist. Stir in coconut. Drop tablespoons of dough about 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.
  5. 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.
  6. *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

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!

  6. 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?

  7. 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. πŸ™‚

  8. 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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