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Cherry Cookies Recipe

Description:  You can, and will, enjoy cherry cookies any time of the year. They taste especially good around the holidays. Even though this recipe does not use fresh cherries, you will still enjoy them when cherries are in season.

Contributed By: From Grandma Hanley's Cookbook Collection

Yield: 4 to 4 1/2 dozen cookies


  • 2 cups sifted flour

  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 3/4 cup shortening

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

  • 2 Tablespoons milk

  • 1/2 cups chopped nuts

  • 1/2 cup chopped candied or maraschino cherries

  • 1/2 cup coconut flakes

Preparation Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Sift together flour, soda and salt into a mixing bowl.

  3. Mix in sugar, shortening and egg.

  4. Add vanilla and milk, stirring to combine.

  5. Beat for 2 minutes.

  6. Stir in nuts, cherries and coconut.

  7. Drop spoonfuls of dough onto greased cookie sheet.

  8. Bake in oven for 12 - 15 minutes.

  9. Cool on a wire rack.

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