Cherry Coconut Cookies

Description: Be sure not to over process the cherries they should be very finely chopped, but not turn into a paste.


Cherry Coconut Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Candied Cherries
  • 1 cup Sweetened Flaked Coconut
  • 1 cup Unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg
  • 3/4 teaspoons Almond Extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour

Yield: 15

Prep Time: 4 hours 30 minutes.

Cook Time: 12 minute s.

Total Time: 5 hours


Directions:

Pulse in food processor until finely chopped, 6 to 8 pulses:
Candied Cherries
Flaked Coconut

Beat with electric mixer until light:
Butter
Sugar

Add and beat in:
Egg
Almond Extract
Vanilla Extract
Salt

Add cherry mixture and mix thoroughly, then add:
Flour

Mix just until all ingredients are well blended; do not over-mix. Chill dough for 3 to 4 hours before rolling. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll dough out on a lightly floured counter to 1/4 inch thickness and cut with your favorite Ann Clark Ltd. cookie cutters, then transfer cookies onto cookie sheets that have been lined with parchment paper or silicone liners. Bake 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly colored. Let cookies cool slightly on cookie sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. Frost if desired or serve plain.

Enjoy!