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GF Cherry Coconut Drops

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.

Photo of chopped candied cherries

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.

Photo of drop cookies

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.

Photo of cookies cooking on rack

Store at room temperature in a covered container.

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  • Celtic Thistle Stitches
    February 8, 2014 4:11 am

    So tempting, you are very bad to someone who is trying to resist baking (and eating) sweet things 🙂

  • Brandi
    March 18, 2014 3:57 pm

    Yum! Your cookies look very tempting! I to have been trying hard to stay away from sweets, but you’re not making it easy! LOL!!

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