Makes 4 dozen

Baking for 11 minutes will make soft, chewy cookies, while baking for 13 minutes will make crisper cookies.

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat first 3 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until blended. Add egg yolk, orange juice, and almond extract, beating until mixture is blended.

Step 2

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended. Stir in 3 cups coconut. Cover and chill 1 hour.

Step 3

Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll balls in remaining 2 cups coconut, and place on ungreased baking sheets.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 11 to 13 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Remove from oven, and press 1 chocolate into center of each warm cookie. Cool on baking sheets 1 minute. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Ratings & Reviews

AliceC's Review

December 24, 2012
I love these cookies and make them every Christmas. I follow the recipe exactly as it is. Friends request I make these all the time.