Besitos de Coco (Coconut Kisses)



Besitos de Coco (Coconut Kisses)

This Venezuelan treat, adapted from, is a cross between cookie and crumble, and while not sold at the bakery is easy to make at home.

3 cups unsweetened coconut shreds or flakes

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

4 egg yolks

1 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon butter, softened

2 tablespoons pure vanilla extract

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a baking sheet. In a bowl, thoroughly mix all ingredients into dough. Roll tablespoons of dough into balls. Place on the baking sheet and bake for about 35 minutes until golden. Makes about 24 cookies.

Per cookie: 119 calories (59 percent from fat), 8 g fat (6.7 g saturated, 0.7 g monounsaturated), 32 mg cholesterol, 1.5 g protein, 10.6 g carbohydrate, 1.8 g fiber, 11 mg sodium.

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