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[Cookie Elf #235] Cherry Coconut Cookies: Easy, Colorful, FUN Drop Cookies
February 20, 2018
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Whoever had the idea of adding maraschino cherries to cookie dough was a genius. See what I mean with Cherry Coconut Cookies. Enjoy!

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Feature: Cherry Coconut Cookies: Easy, Colorful, FUN Drop Cookie

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Cherry Coconut Cookies are flavored with maraschino cherries, which are best known as a topper for ice cream sundaes or as a garnish in cocktails.

Maraschino cherries are bright red, flavored with sweetener and almond flavoring, and processed in sugar syrup. When chopped and added to cookie dough with coconut and pecans, the cherries add color.

And yum.

Honestly, I'd like to kiss the feet of the person who thought to add them to cookie dough. Genius move.

This simple recipe is a lot like other drop cookie recipes, but the combo of cherries, coconut, and pecans is simply FUN.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 9-11 minutes
Makes about 3-4 dozen cookies

Get the full recipe for Cherry Coconut Cookies… and be sure to check out other Cherry Cookies on our Pinterest board.

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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