Recipe: Cherry Cookies

February 19th, 2018

George Washington approved

It’s President’s Day, and in honor of our first president and his relationship with cherries (too much of a stretch? … Nah, we don’t think so), we’re making cherry cookies.

Just make sure you buy the cherries instead of chopping down your father’s cherry tree (okay, was that too much of a stretch? … Maybe so).

Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 20 minutes

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Beat 1/4 cup confectioner’s sugar and butter with an electric mixer until smooth. Add flour; beat for 5 seconds. Add oats; beat for 5 seconds. Add coconut; beat for 5 seconds. Add walnuts; beat for 5 seconds. Add salt; beat for 5 seconds.
  3. Mix cherries into the butter mixture, beating until dough comes together and turns light pink from cherries, about 25 seconds.
  4. Drop spoonfuls of the dough 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until slightly golden, 18 minutes. Remove from oven. Pour remaining 1 cup confectioners’ sugar into a shallow dish; roll warm cookies in sugar to coat. After rolling all of the cookies once, roll again in confectioners’ sugar to coat.

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