Festive Coconut Macaroons

"These are so pretty for Christmas-giving. They add so much to a cookie plate. I got the recipe from one of those little cookbooks in the grocery isle. I don't remember which one. Both cherries below are candied cherries. I typed it in that way but for some reason they would not allow me to keep the green ones candied; they changed it to glazed. That is why it reads that way."
 
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Ready In:
45mins
Ingredients:
8
Yields:
24 cookis
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ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 23 cup sugar
  • 14 cup flour
  • 18 teaspoon salt
  • 12 teaspoon almond extract
  • 4 cups coconut
  • 14 cup chopped candied red cherries
  • 14 cup chopped green glazed cherries (no mint)
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directions

  • Grease and lightly flour cookie sheet.
  • In a large bowl, beat egg whites till foamy.
  • Add sugar, flour, salt, and almond; blend well.
  • Stir in coconut and candied cherries.
  • Drop by scant tablespoonsfuls 2-inches apart on the cookie sheet.
  • Bake in a 325 degree oven for 13-17 minutes or till set and only lightly browned.
  • Remove immediately to rack.

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