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Day 4: Yuletide Coconut Cherry Cookies

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 30
Author: Joanna Cismaru


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • a pinch of salt
  • 3/4 cup coconut flakes
  • 15 red and/or green maraschino cherries cut in half


  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter, cream cheese and sugar until well blended, 1 to 2 minutes. Beat in almond extract.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
  • Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
  • Shape dough into 1 inch balls; roll in coconut flakes. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a cherry half into the center of each cookie. Remove to wire racks to cool.