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Coconut Cherry Chews


These cookies look attractive on any platter. They’re crunchy on the outside, chewy on the inside, and taste yummmm. If you’re not geshikt enough to send petits fours for your friend’s simchah, send these instead!



Yields approximately 3 dozen cookies (depending on how big you make them).


In a mixing bowl, cream margarine and sugars. Add egg, beating well. Beat in extract.


Gradually add flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in coconut and nuts.


Form into balls and press down gently as they’re placed two inches apart onto baking sheet lined with Gefen Parchment Paper. Place a cherry half in the center of each, pressing down slightly.


Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius) for 12–14 minutes or until lightly browned.