Cherry Coconut Drops

Sometimes the simplest cookies can be the best! Here’s a moist, chewy macaroon made with colorful candied cherries and only five ingredients. No mixer needed.

2 7-oz. bags of flaked coconut
4 T. cornstarch
1 can sweetened condensed milk
2 tsp. vanilla
1 C. chopped candied cherries (mix red and green for the prettiest cookie!)

Preheat the oven to 325º and line baking sheets with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, stir the coconut and cornstarch together, then stir in the sweetened condensed milk and vanilla, and stir in the cherries last. Drop dough onto the prepared baking sheets by rounded spoonfuls, about an inch apart. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until just starting to brown on the bottom and edges. Cool on the baking sheets for at least a minute before transferring to wire racks. Store/freeze in layers separated by waxed paper. 4 dozen.

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