Cherry-Coconut Cookies

1
Pat Duran

By
@kitchenChatter

Cherry preserves and coconut and chocolate glaze and nuts. You don't want to pass up this recipe!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
18 servings
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • CHERRY PILLOWS:

  • 1/2 c
    butter flavor shortening
  • 3 ml
    pkg. cream cheese, softened
  • 1 Tbsp
    milk
  • 1/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 c
    cherry preserves
  • 1 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans
  • FROSTING:

  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/4 c
    cherry preserves
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter flavor shortening
  • 1/4 c
    flaked coconut, if desired
  • 1/2 c
    white chocolate bark candy coating, melted

How to Make Cherry-Coconut Cookies

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350^. Spray cookie sheets or use parchment paper.
    In a medium bowl, cream together the 1/2 c. shortening, cream cheese and milk until well blended. Stir in the brown sugar and 1/4 cup of cherry preserves. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; stir into the batter. Mix in the pecans last. Drop by rounded spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheet. Cookies should be about 2 inches apart.
  2. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  3. To make frosting:
    Combine the powdered sugar, remaining cherry preserves and shortening. Mix well. Frost cooled cookies and sprinkle with coconut if desired, or melt chips in microwave for 30 second intervals stirring after each until melted.Then dip end of cookie in chocolate and sprinkle with the coconut.

Printable Recipe Card

About Cherry-Coconut Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids




Show 8 Comments & Reviews

C Is For Cookie Recipes Everyone Will Want To Eat

C is for Cookie Recipes Everyone Will Want to Eat

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Let's chat cookies. From chocolate chip to sugar and cream filled, they're a dunkable treat that can't be beat. Here are 14 cookie recipes that'll quickly become a family favorite....

Simple Christmas Cookies For A Cookie Exchange Recipe

Simple Christmas Cookies for a Cookie Exchange

Kitchen Crew

One of the highlights of the holiday season, for me, is making Christmas cookies. It reminds me of being a kid in the kitchen with my mother. Every year I...

18 Best Christmas Cookies For A Cookie Exchange Recipe

18 Best Christmas Cookies for a Cookie Exchange

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Don’t be that person who shows up to the Christmas cookie exchange with store-bought cookies. Even if you put them on a plate, people know! There’s just that special something...