Fudgey Coconut Clusters
5-1/3 cups MOUNDS Sweetened Coconut Flakes
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
2/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1-1/2 teaspoons almond extract
HERSHEY'S MINI KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates, or candied cherry halves(optional)
Heat oven to 350°F.
Line cookie sheets with aluminum foil; generously grease foil with solid vegetable shortening.
Combine coconut, sweetened condensed milk, cocoa, melted butter, vanilla and almond extract in large bowl; mix well.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto prepared cookie sheets.
Bake 9 to 11 minutes or just until set; press 3 chocolates or candied cherry pieces, if desired, in center.
Immediately remove cookies from foil to wire rack; cool completely. About 2-1/2 dozen cookies.
CHOCOLATE CHIP MACAROONS:
Omit melted butter and cocoa; stir together other ingredients.
Add 1 cup HERSHEY'S MINI CHIPS Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips.