Thank you to Mayo resident Cheryl Klippert for this recipe. She says she makes these cookies every year, “My children liked them and I am sure my grandchild will enjoy them as well when he gets a little older!”
This cookie is a slight variation from the traditional shortbread.
1 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 cups white flour
3/4 cup finely chopped red/green candied cherries
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup flaked coconut
Mix first 6 ingredients together well. Shape into 2 rolls 2″ in diameter.
Roll in coconut. Cover and chill a few hours. Slice 1/2 ” thick, bake on greased sheet in 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes.