My love for coconut, caramel and cookies collide in these Caramel Rum Macaroon Cookies. They're made with dulce de leche, a luscious thick caramel made from cooked and reduced sweetened condensed milk. Mixed together with sweet shredded coconut, egg and flour to bind, they're baked until set and beautifully golden. Top each one with a chocolate kiss and enjoy every decadent bite.
Caramel Rum Macaroon Cookies
Where to Find Dulce de Leche
You can purchase dulce at specialty stores such as World Market or Williams-Sonoma, but, these days it's widely available at local grocery stores, too. I easily find it in the Hispanic foods section, in a 14-ounce can that looks much like sweetened condensed milk. However, it's very different so read the label carefully. I also have a recipe for how to make your own dulce de leche in a slow cooker here. If you're a lover of the flavor combo of coconut and caramel these macaroon cookies won't disappoint. You may also like to try these Easy Coconut Macaroons from A Latte Food.
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Helpful Kitchen Items:
Caramel-Rum Macaroon Cookies
- 1 14 oz container angel flaked sweetened coconut
- ¾ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup sliced almonds toasted
- 1 cup chocolate covered English toffee bits
- 1 large egg beaten
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- 2 teaspoon pure rum extract
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 14 oz can dulce de leche
- 30 caramel filled chocolate candy kisses
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the flaked coconut, flour, salt, ½ cup almonds and English toffee bits. Stir until evenly distributed.
- Whisk together the egg with the heavy cream, then add to the same bowl bowl along with the flavorings and dulce de leche. Mix until fully combined, the mixture will be stiff.
- Use a 2 oz ice cream scoop or a tablespoon to separate into mounds.
- Place at least 1 ½ inches apart on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes.
- Unwrap the caramel filled kisses and gently press one into the center of each caramel-rum macaroon cookie.
- Cool on a cooling rack.