Cranberry Cookies

Cranberry Cookies


1 cup butter, softened

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons milk

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1/2 cup chopped dried cranberries

1/4 cup butter, melted

1/2 cup coconut, preferably dry health food variety


Mix together butter, sugar, milk, salt, vanilla extract, flour, pecans and dried cranberries. Roll dough into a ball.

Cut ball in half and roll each half into a 10-inch log. Wrap each log in plastic wrap and chill at least 2 hours.

Roll each log in melted butter, and then roll in coconut. Slice each log into 24 to 30 slices, about 1/4 inch thick.

Bake at 350 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes or until lightly brown. Let cool. Store in tightly covered tin. Freezes well.

Makes 4 1/2 dozen

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