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Cherry Macaroons

 Cherry Macaroons
I received this recipe along with its ingredients at my bridal shower. Now these are a favorite of our sons.—Sherma Talbot, Salt Lake City, Utah
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries, chopped

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and extract; mix well.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add
  • to creamed mixture. Stir in the coconut and cherries (dough will be
  • very stiff).
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on
  • wire racks. Yield: about 6 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 176 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 12 mg cholesterol, 175 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.