Cherry coconut cookies with lime glaze

cherry coconut cookie

Light, crispy on the outside, and chewy on the inside, these cookies are an antidote to all of the heavier chocolate desserts that abound during the holidays. They’re sweet, of course, because…well, they’re cookies! But they’ve got dried cherries in them, which are slightly tart, and a lime glaze, which is decidedly tart (though, oddly, made mostly of sugar!) Easy to make, and very pretty, with their lacy texture and flakes of green against pieces of red cherry. Do you remember cherry lime rickies? I have a vague memory of being told about them when I was a teenager and worked at a soda fountain. Are they real? What are they? These were the thoughts going around in my head as I made these cookies.

It’s got to be Coconut, by Harry Nilsson, doesn’t it? This song always scared me a little bit.
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Malcolm’s supreme sweet Coconut chocolate chip cookies

My son Malcolm (9) was home from school today with a sore throat and a headache. He didn’t feel too bad, and we had such a nice day together! He’s so much fun to be with. He’s had these cookies in his head for a while, and today we finally had time to make them. He wanted to make sugar cookies with coconut and dark chocolate chips. He made all final decisions on what went into the batter. They’re delicious!

Here’s Bill Withers’ lovely Lovely Day, because I had such a nice day with my Malcolm.
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