Festive Chewy Cherry Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

A very tasty cookie I came up with to use up leftover cherries and coconut that is now a favorite in this house!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and sugar together until fluffy, then blend in juice from drained cherries and extract.
  2. Mix in flour until combined then stir in coconut and cherries.
  3. Shape the dough into rolls in plastic wrap(this will be very sticky!) and place in fridge for a few hours until firm (or freeze until needed).
  4. Preheat oven to 380°F
  5. remove from fridge and slice into rounds and place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for about 10-12 minutes.
  6. I did mine convection at 360 for about 10 minutes also.
  7. Bake until edges are slightly brown.
Most Helpful

I was very surprised with amount of sugar in them and that t called for maraschino cherries that they wern't overly sweet. I am not a fan of sweets and these were perfect! I used almond extract and it lent an interesting flavour. I didn't taste too much coconut flavour, but it did bulk them up. I made half of the recipe now and froze the rest of the dough to use later.

Sam #3 September 18, 2008

I loved the flavor of cherries and coconut together in this shortbread-type cookie! I used vanilla extract although I think I'd give coconut extract a try next time. The dough was a little tricky and wasn't coming together right, so I doubled the cherry juice - which worked great, it made the cookies pink and added extra cherry flavor. I dropped the cookies with a cookie scoop (I only got 40 doing it this way!) and baked them for 10 minutes. Very shortbread-like in taste which was complimented quite well with the coconut and cherry. My DH could not stop eating them (ok, me neither)! Made for PRMR tag game.

Brooke the Cook in WI July 21, 2008

Yummy! I used a can of cherry pie filling in place of the cherries, which made the whole cookie a lovely purple colour. The mix was a bit too gooey to cut so I just used tablespoonfuls. This made them a bit bigger so they took about 15 minutes to cook. They're delicious!

Kitzy May 20, 2008