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Cherry Macaroons

I received this recipe along with its ingredients at my bridal shower. Now these are a favorite of our sons.—Sherma Talbot, Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    about 6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1-1/3 cups shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups sweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 cup maraschino cherries, chopped

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and extract; mix well.
  • Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in the coconut and cherries (dough will be very stiff).
  • Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 176 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 175mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (11g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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