A crispy version of Noel bars with the extra treat of cherries!

Recipe Summary

Servings:
18
Yield:
3 1/2 dozen
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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and almond extract. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. When the mixture is creamy, stir in chocolate chips, coconut and cherries. Drop the dough by teaspoonful onto a greased cookie sheet.

  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

191 calories; protein 1.8g 4% DV; carbohydrates 25.7g 8% DV; fat 9.6g 15% DV; cholesterol 10.3mg 3% DV; sodium 95.3mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2008
YUM these are so good the only change i made was i use half reg. chocolate chips and half white chocolate chips. at first hubby and my oldest daughter were complaining they were not going to like them hubby says he does not like coconut and oldest daughter says she does not like cherries well let me tell you they both loved these so much so that when i woke up this am they were all gone. they were up watching a movie late and ate every crum. thank you for a great recipe i will be making these often and i will be sure to hide some so i can eat more too. Read More
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26 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
12/19/2003
This is a very easy recipe. I rolled them in small balls rather than dropping them. I used red and green cherries combined and it gives it a nice festive colour. This cookie is a bit pale and you may want to dip the top in coloured sugar before baking to add extra colour. It took the full 15 minutes in my oven. Will make again. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2008
YUM these are so good the only change i made was i use half reg. chocolate chips and half white chocolate chips. at first hubby and my oldest daughter were complaining they were not going to like them hubby says he does not like coconut and oldest daughter says she does not like cherries well let me tell you they both loved these so much so that when i woke up this am they were all gone. they were up watching a movie late and ate every crum. thank you for a great recipe i will be making these often and i will be sure to hide some so i can eat more too. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2013
Thank you for posting this recipe. I modified it by using maraschino cherries. It gave them a little bit of a pink tinge but they were still awesome! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2003
These were delicious but I did not like their appearance they seemed flat & flimsy and fell apart easily. Maybe I will try to roll them into balls as someone else did. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/14/2015
These are like eating a chocolate covered cherry in cookie form! So delicious!! If you are getting flat cookies it might be because you are using maraschino cherries instead of candied cherries (they are much "wetter" so will thin your batter out even if you drain them first). I like using maraschino cherries so I cut them up squeeze the extra juice out in a paper towel then up the flour by 2 Tablespoons and my cookies come out perfectly.:) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2008
Great Recipe. Followed other advice rolled the cookies into balls to keep their shape better. I like chocolate so I didn't reduce them. If you don't enjoy choc. chip cookies them I would reduce by at least 1/4 cup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2011
Oh yummy! I chose these for my annual cookie exchange. The ingredients are totally holiday appropriate (I used red / green candied cherries for added color)! I must admit... I read Theresa's recipe incorrectly.... I thought the yield was 18 cookies! It was not until I started spooning the dough onto my cookie sheet that I realized this made 3.5 dozen (ikes!)!!! I am really glad I have so many cookies though. These are DEEELICIOUS and rich - their small size is perfect for this very reason.:) These and a cold glass of milk would be a great gift for "Santa" lol! I can't wait to share my "treasures" with my train buddies and co-workers (and my hubby's co-workers too!). NOTE: My cookies baked perfectly in 13.5 - 14 minutes (just be sure to allow to rest BEFORE transferring to wire racks to finish cooling). These will most definitely become part of my yearly holiday rotation and are definitely a GREAT find on here. Thanks SO much for sharing Theresa!:-) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2003
These are pretty easy to make and taste very good! They did take a little longer to bake in my oven. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2019
I followed the recipe exactly. Very good! Read More
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