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Cheery Cherry Cookies

 Cheery Cherry Cookies
With a tall glass of ice-cold milk, a couple of cherry cookies really hit the spot for dessert or as a snack. The coconut and bits of cherries provide a fun look and texture. -Judy Clark, Elkhart, Indiana
48 ServingsPrep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries, well drained and chopped
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. In another bowl, mix the flour,
  • salt and baking soda; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in
  • the cherries, coconut and pecans.
  • Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375°
  • for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire
  • racks to cool. Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 81 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 74 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.