By Laura Pestock

Welcome to the West Wyandotte Library Test Kitchen, a video series of easy recipes to enjoy and try out as a family.

Toasted Coconut Cherry Cookies is a festive recipe to try just in time for the holidays! Follow along with our recipe and video tutorial below.

Toasted Coconut Cherry Cookies

1 c butter, softened

1 c sugar

2 T milk

1 t vanilla

1/2 c finely chopped pecans

1/2 c finely chopped maraschino cherries

1/4 c coconut

2 1/2 c flour

1 c coconut for rolling

Cream together butter, sugar, milk and vanilla. Add in cherries, pecans, and coconut. Gradually add the flour.  If dough is too dry, add milk a tablespoon at a time until dough gathers together and is just sticky. Use a cookie scoop or two spoons to form dough into balls. Roll in coconut flakes. Flatten dough to 1/4″ thick with a fork. Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes; bottoms will be brown and caramelized and the coconut will be toasted. 

MEASUREMENT KEY:
T = tablespoon
t = teaspoon
c = cup