Sunday, June 4, 2017

Cherry Sugar Cookie Macaroons........

You are in a hurry but need some nice cookies. What do you do??? Well, buy a roll of Pillsbury Sugar Cookies and follow the recipe below. Your friends will think you worked hard all day to give them this treat. Don't they look delicious? The dough part is ready made, just waiting for you to add the goodies to it.
Cherry Sugar Cookie Macaroons
1 roll Pillsbury sugar cookie dough
3/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
(or nut of your choice)
3/4 cup coarsely chopped dried cherries
1 bag (7 oz) sweetened flaked coconut 
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup red tart cherry preserves 
Heat oven to 350°. Line large cookie sheets with parchment paper. Let cookie dough stand at room temperature for 10 minutes to soften. In medium bowl, break up cookie dough. Add nuts, cherries, coconut and vanilla. Mix with wooden spoon or knead with hands until well blended. Shape rounded tablespoonfuls of dough into balls. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 3 minutes. With back of teaspoon, make indentation in center of each cookie. Spoon 1 teaspoon preserves in each indentation. Cool completely, about 20 minutes. Store in covered container.
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