You may want to tint the coconut to make the cookies even more colorful.
INGREDIENTS (for 7 servings):
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1 cup candied cherries
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup shredded coconut
Cream butter and sugar in large bowl. Blend in milk and vanilla and add to creamed mixture. Blend in flour, pecans and cherries.
Shape mixture into three 7 inch rolls. Roll each in coconut; wrap rolls and chill overnight.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Slice each roll into 1/4 inch slices and bake 12 minutes on ungreased cookie sheets.