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Blog Cherry-Coconut Cookies

Blog Cherry-Coconut Cookies

You might think of candied fruit as something that belongs in a dense holiday cake, but sweet, chewy glacé cherries are at home in other desserts too. They provide a decorative touch to frosted cakes and they add color and moisture to rolled cookies. The pale pink dough in this week's cookie recipe is chock-full of candied cherries and sweetened flaked coconut, which make a lovely combination in terms of both flavor and texture. A dash of almond extract further complements the cherry flavor (almonds and cherries are related). Though the cookies taste great plain, a coat of pink frosting dresses them up enough to serve to company or give as a gift. In fact Mother's Day is coming in a few weeks and you may want to bake a batch to give to a special mother in your life–these cookies would make a sweet impression.

My favorite shapes for Cherry Coconut Cookies include the Heart 'n Home cookie cutter, the Angel cookie cutter, and the Rocking Horse cookie cutter.

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