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Cheery Cherry Macaroons

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/3 cups shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups flaked coconut
  • 1 cup of drained maraschino cherries, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a mixing bowl, cream sugar and shortening together. Add eggs and almond extract and mix well.
  3. Combine flour, soda, powder and salt and gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in coconut and cherries, this will take a bit because the dough is very stiff.
  4. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 inches apart onto greased or non stick cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until light golden brown.
  6. Cool on racks.

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