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Cherry Coconut Drop Cookies

Cherry Coconut Drop CookiesDelicious and easy to prepare drop cookies with crisp shell, chewy inside and loaded with coconut flakes, nuts and candied cherries. Here is an easy dessert recipe for Cherry Coconut Drop Cookies.

1/2 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sweetened coconut flakes
1/2 cup nuts of your choice (chopped)
1/2 cup candied cherries (chopped)

Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Lightly grease a cookie sheet with cooking spray.

Cream together shortening and brown sugar in a large bowl. Add in egg and vanilla and beat until well incorporated.

Sift together flour, baking soda and salt. Gradually add flour mixture into creamed mixture; beat until blended. Stir in coconut, nuts, candied red cherries; mix well.

Drop mixture by rounded teaspoon onto greased cookie sheets. Bake for 15 minutes; cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute and transfer to wire rack to cool completely. Store Cherry Coconut Drop Cookies in air-tight containers.

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