Cherry Coconut Cookies

Discussion in 'Egg, Chicken, & Other Favorite Recipes' started by The Chicken Lady, Nov 21, 2009.

  1. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    My sister and I made these today for the first time. If you are looking for a new holiday cookie recipe to try, they come highly recommended.

    Cherry Coconut Cookies

    Yield: 2 1/2 dozen

    Ingredients

    3/4 cup granulated sugar
    2/3 cup vegetable shortening or butter*
    1 large egg
    1 teaspoon lemon peel, grated
    3/4 teaspoon almond extract
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
    1 teaspoon baking powder
    1/2 teaspoon baking soda
    3/4 cup flaked coconut
    1/2 cup pecans, coarsely chopped
    1/3 cup maraschino cherries, well drained and quartered

    Directions

    Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C).

    In a large mixing bowl, combine sugar, shortening, egg, lemon peel, almond extract and salt. Beat at medium speed with electric mixer until well blended. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. Gradually add to creamed mixture with an electric mixer on low speed. Mix until blended. Using a spoon, stir in coconut, pecans and cherries. Shape dough into 1" balls. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet.

    Bake for 11 to 12 minutes. Do not overbake. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Remove from cookie sheet and place on wire rack or waxed paper until cool.
     
  2. jojo54

    jojo54 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2009
    BC Canada
    They sound good. Do you have a pic? [​IMG]
     
  3. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:Sure do!

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  4. jojo54

    jojo54 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2009
    BC Canada
    Very Christmasy with the red cherries. I have some red and green ones that would be nice too!
     

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