18 Servings (1 cookie per serving)
- 1 (10 or 12 oz) jar of CherryMan Maraschino Cherries
- 1/3 c sugar
- ¼ c butter, softened
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ c all-purpose or whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 egg white, beaten
- ½ c shredded coconut
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly spray or line two large baking sheets.
Slice 9 cherries in half and set aside. Finely chop remaining cherries and pat dry excess liquid. Set aside.
In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until fluffy, about 4-5 minutes. Add egg and vanilla, and beat an additional 2 minutes.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk flour, baking powder, and salt to combine. Stir into butter mixture until thoroughly combined and dough starts to come together. Mix in the finely chopped cherries with your hands, making sure they are evenly distributed.
Roll dough into 1" balls then dip into egg white, roll in coconut, and place onto prepared baking sheets (about 2" apart). Press your thumb or knuckle into the center of each cookie and place half of a cherry, smooth side up, into the indentation.
Bake cookies until firm and golden, about 18-20 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.