Cherry, Pecan and Coconut Christmas Cookies

    47 minutes

    Red and green maraschino cherries give a bit of colour reminiscent of a Christmas fruit cake. White chocolate chips add sweetness and pecans add crunch. Enjoy!


    Queensland, Australia
    2 people made this

    Makes: 48 cookies

    • 170g red maraschino cherries
    • 170g green maraschino cherries
    • 125g butter, softened
    • 125g margarine
    • 85g cream cheese, softened
    • 1 cup white sugar
    • 1 cup packed brown sugar
    • 2 eggs
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla essence
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup quick oats
    • 1 cup rice cereal (e.g. Rice Bubbles (TM))
    • 1 cup chopped pecans
    • 1 cup shredded coconut
    • 340g white chocolate chips

    Preparation:35min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:47min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Chop the maraschino cherries and drain on paper towels. Set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, cream butter, margarine and cream cheese at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy then add the sugars, beating well. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
    3. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture and stir until a soft dough forms. Stir in cherries, oats, rice cereal, pecans, coconut and chocolate chips.
    4. Drop heaping tablespoons on a lightly greased baking sheet about 5cm apart to allow room to spread. Bake 12 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer them to a wire rack to cool.

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