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