Many more holiday cookies to come this month!
Cherry Chocolate Macaroons
1 bag (14 oz.) of sweetened coconut flakes
½ cup cocoa
1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon maraschino cherry juice
about 24 maraschino cherries, cut in half
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease cookie sheet or spray it with Pam.
Stir together coconut and cocoa in a large bowl until the coconut is coated by the cocoa. Stir in sweetened condensed milk, vanilla extract, and cherry juice.
Drop by rounded teaspoons onto prepared cookie sheet. Shape with your fingers as necessary. Press cherry half onto center of each cookie.
Bake 8-10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet immediately. Let cool completely on wire rack. Cookies can be stored loosely covered at room temperature.
Yields: about 48 cookies