Fourth Of July Cherries
It is a holiday weekend here in the US and it is time for some Fourth of July cherries! This time of year cherries are one of my favorite things. That reminds me, you can still link to yesterdays Thursday Favorite Things Blog hop too. Cherries are in all of the markets around here at this time of year. My sweet husband is from Michigan, where they have the Cherry Festival in Traverse City. Some of you may remember that I mentioned a while back that we plan to retire there ( please click HERE if you missed it).
I could make some of our favorite cherry recipes with cherries straight off of the trees!
1-1/3 cups shortening
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon almond extract
3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups flaked coconut
1 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
Add eggs and extract; mix well.
Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually add
to creamed mixture. Stir in the coconut and cherries (dough will be
Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets.
Bake at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on
wire racks. Yield: about 6 dozen.
find more Taste of Home fourth of July recipes HERE
Are you looking forward to recipes made with fresh Fourth of July cherries?
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Enjoy your weekend have fun be safe and Happy Fourth of July!