This is one of the cookies I make for Christmas but since they can be made using red candied cherries, I thought they would be great to make for a gluten free Valentine’s Day treat that everyone in the family can enjoy.
GF Cherry Coconut Drops
1 – 7 oz package of flaked coconut or 2 2/3 cups
2/3 c chopped red or green candied cherries
2 tbsp cornstarch
½ c sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
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Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Chop the candied cherries into small pieces.
Combine coconut, candied cherries and the cornstarch in a medium sized mixing bowl.
Stir in the sweetened condensed milk and the vanilla.
Drop this mixture by rounded teaspoons about 1 inch apart on a greased, floured cookie sheet or one lined with parchment paper.
Bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until lightly browned on the bottom.
Remove from oven and allow to cool for 1 minute. Transfer to cooling rack and allow to cool completely.
Store at room temperature in a covered container.
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