"Delicious & festive little cookie balls. You can also flatten them out a bit if you like for a more traditional shape."
unsalted butter, softened
sweetened coconut, shredded
candied cherry, or, candied fruit mix, coarsley chopped
Heat oven to 350°F Have ungreased baking sheets ready.
Beat butter, sugar, egg, milk, extracts and salt in a large bowl with mixer on medium speed until blended (mixture may look curdled). On low speed, beat in flour until combined. Stir in 1 cup coconut and the cherries.
Put remaining coconut into a bowl. Drop rounded measuring teaspoons dough into coconut; rolling gently to coat. Place 2-in. apart on baking sheets.
Bake 15 minutes, or until coconut is toasted and cookies are set. Cool slightly on baking sheet on a wire rack before moving directly on baking sheet to completely cool.