My second recipe of family favorites. The marachino cherries added give these cookies a very festive color.
COCONUT CHERRY DROPS
Sift together: 1 1/2 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon backing powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Set aside
Cream together: 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup shortening, 1/2 cup sugar. Cream well
Then add to creamed mixture: 1 egg, 1/2 teaspoon almond extract.
Slow blend in the dry ingredients.
Add: 1/2 cup chopped marachino cherries, 1 cup chopped walnuts, 1/2 cup chopped pecans, 1 cup coconut.
Drop on greased baking sheet and bake at 375 for approximately 10 - 12 minutes.