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[Cookie Elf File #293] Easy Cherry Coconut Drop Cookies: Perfect for National Cherry Month
February 19, 2019
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Feature: Cherry Coconut Cookies: Easy Drop Cookies to Celebrate National Cherry Month

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Love. This. Recipe.

You use maraschino cherries on your hot fudge sundae. But you gotta try this. Put them in Cherry Coconut Cookies and swoon.

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 a colorful touch to these delicious, fruity cookies. They are just one type of cherry you can use in cookie recipes … and a good one!

Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 9-12 minutes
Makes about 3 dozen cookies

Get the full recipe for Cherry Coconut Drop Cookies … and discover other types of cherry cookies on The Elf’s Cherry Cookies Board.

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One thing I like to do is regularly check Bluprint’s free classes listing. Have fun. I know I will.

Cookie Baking Tip: 4 Kinds of Cherries to Use in Cookie Recipes

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Get more info on different kinds of cherries in cookie recipes. And see more helpful cookie baking tips on The Elf’s Baking Tips Pinterest Board .

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More Easy Cherry Cookie Recipes

Cherry Bonbon Cookies: a Sweet Surprise in the MiddleCherry Kisses: Easy Low-Fat Meringues that Melt in Your MouthChocolate-Cherry Bars: Favorite Cookie Recipe From Bake-Off #25Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies: Easy Cookie Recipe From a Mix

That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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