Christmas Chocolate Cherry Cookies


''This is a great recipe for a christmas cookie. I make it every year for the family. My kids like the chocolate chips while the grownups prefer the maraschino cherries and coconut.''


  • 1cup shortening
  • 1 12cups white sugar
  • 2large eggs
  • 1teaspoon almond extract
  • 2cups flour
  • 1teaspoon baking powder
  • 14teaspoon salt
  • 1cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 12cups coconut
  • 1 12cups chopped maraschino cherries



  1. Cream shortening and sugar in large bowl with electric mixer until well blended.
  2. Add eggs and almond extract, beating on medium speed until light and fluffy; about 2 minutes.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture gradually, beating on low speed just until blended. Fold in chips, coconut and cherries.
  4. Drop dough by spoonfuls onto greased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned around edges.


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