1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with aluminum foil; generously grease foil with solid vegetable shortening.
2. 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.
3. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or just until set; press 3 chocolates or candied cherry pieces, if desired, in center of each cookie. Immediately remove cookies from foil to wire rack; cool completely. Makes about 30 cookies.
CHOCOLATE CHIP MACAROONS: Omit cocoa and melted butter; stir together other ingredients. Add 1 cup HERSHEY'S Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate.