Coconut Cherry Almond Cookies




These are a buttery rich cookie with almond flavor. They are always on our cookie tray every year. I love these myself personally anytime but during the holiday tinted green they sure make a great addition to any cookie tray.



Coconut Cherry Almond Cookies

1 cup butter or margarine
1/2 cup sugar
Cream together until light around 3 minutes
2 drops green food coloring (optional)

Add:

1/2 cup corn syrup
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 eggs yolks save the egg whites
2 1/2 cups all purpose flour

Garnish:

Finely chopped nuts or coconut to roll dough in
chopped maraschino cherries for the center
Reserved egg whites beaten 

After the dough comes together wrap in wax paper and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.


Using flour if dough is sticky, roll a teaspoon of dough into a ball. Dip into reserved egg whites then into nuts or coconut. Add cherry to the center. Bake at 350 for 7 to 8 minutes until set and edges begin to brown.

Cool completely before storing.

3 comments:

Shelby Law Ruttan said...

Love these kind of cookies and Grumpy does too. Great idea to tint green but I would eat them no matter what!

Vicki Bensinger said...

These are darling and I'm sure they're tasty. Perfect cookie for the holidays. Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!

Liz Berg said...

So perfect for Christmas in their red and green splendor! And rolling them in coconut makes them even more appealing!!