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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Cherry Coconut Peanut Butter Cookies - Kim Spera Bamburak

Cherry Coconut Peanut Butter Cookies
  • 2 1/2 cups of flour 
  • 1 tsp baking powder 
  • 1 tsp baking soda 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter 
  • 1 cup creamy or super chunk peanut butter 
  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar 
  • 2 eggs 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract 
  • 6 1/2 ounces of flaked coconut 
  • red or green candied cherries, halved 
In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
In large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed, beat butter and peanut butter until smooth. Beat in sugars until blended. Beat in eggs and vanilaa. Add flour mixture; beat until well blended.
If necessary, refrigerate dough for easier handling.
Preheat oven to 350F.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls.
Spread coconut on waxed paper; roll balls in coconut.
Place red or green cherry half in center of each cookie.
Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire racks.
Store in tightly covered container.

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