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Flaky coconut and candied cherries add unique flavor to these delicious cookies. Layer the ingredients in a jar to give as a holiday present.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary test

15 mins
1 jar (enough for 30 cookies)


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a quart jar, layer the coconut, sugar, almonds, flour, salt, candied cherries, and candied orange peel. Fasten lid; attach directions for making macaroons to jar.


To Make Macaroons:

Preheat oven to 325°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or foil. Grease foil, if using. In a bowl stir together the contents of the jar. Add 3 lightly beaten egg whites, stirring well to combine. Drop mixture by teaspoons 2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes or until cookies are light brown. Transfer to a wire rack; cool. Makes 30 cookies.

To Store:

Store mix in jar in a cool, dry place for up to 1 month.

Nutrition Facts

83 calories; fat 5g; saturated fat 4g; carbohydrates 9g; mono fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 5g; protein 2g; niacin equivalents 0.2mg; folate 4mcg; sodium 57mg; potassium 61mg; calcium 10.1mg; iron 0.2mg.