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[The Cookie Elf File] Celebrate President’s Day with Cherry Coconut Cookies
February 17, 2014
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Cookie Recipe of the Week:
Cherry Coconut Cookies

Image: Cherry Coconut Cookies from The Cookie Elf

President’s Day honors George Washington (born February 22) of cherry-tree-chopping fame – the perfect time to bake cherry cookies!

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 a colorful touch to these delicious, fruity cookies.

Cherry Coconut Cookies

Prep time: 15-20 minutes
Bake time: 9-11 minutes
Makes about 3 dozen cookies

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

More Cherry Cookie Recipes

Cherry Bonbon Cookies: a sweet surprise in the middle Cherry Kisses: low-fat meringues that melt in your mouth Fran’s Cherry Chocolate Chip Cookies Pistachio Cherry Refrigerator Cookies

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Happy baking,

The Cookie Elf

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