Besos for Valentine’s Day

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Well hello there, you must have followed the trail of kisses  from our Instagram stories. 

This blog post will be updated later but Valentine’s Day is tomorrow(!) and we want to get this posted fast. 

Yield: 6 besos

Besos

Besos

A cross between a cookie and cake, these besos are sure to be hit any time of the year, but its great to wake up to besos on Valentine's Day.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Bake Time 20 minutes
Waiting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, diced and softened 
  • 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

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  • 1 cup seedless jam (strawberry or raspberry)
  • 2 cups desiccated coconut

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  2. In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  3. With the stand mixer on medium speed, add in the egg and egg yolk. Then drizzle in the milk and vanilla. Scrape the sides and bottom of the bowl.
  4. Slowly add in the flour on slow speed. Slowly increase speed to medium and mix until fully combined. Scrape the sides and bottom of the mixing bowl as needed.
  5. With an ice cream scoop, scoop out 10 equal sized domes and place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper, leaving them 1 1/2 inches apart.
  6. Bake 28-20 minutes, until the bottoms are golden brown and cooked through. Let cool completely.
  7. The assemble: spread jam on the bottom of the halves and sandwich together to make the beso/yoyo. Rub, spread or smear the jam all over the outside of the sandwiched besos. Roll in coconut until fully coated. Let dry on a cooling rack, about 2 hours.
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