Valentine's Day Coconut Macaroons
An every day recipe turns cupid catcher with the addition of a heart shaped Maraschino cherry on top. A fan of all things coconut, these are a favorite at Christmas drizzled with chocolate, but for Valentine's Day, I love the white cookie with the pop of red on top.
I have tried others, but return to the recipe on the blue Baker's flaked coconut bag every time. The only change is that I reduce the sugar from 2/3 cup to 1/2 cup. This recipe makes 15 large cookies.
To make the cherry hearts, simply cut a cherry in half then cut a V shape in the top to create the heart shape. To enhance the shape further, you can use scissors to shape the sides.
Package them up individually in a cello bag with a sweet ribbon closure as a sweet treat for the mailman (hey Nick!), your neighbors, colleagues or the kids' teachers.