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Poinsettia Cookies

Poinsettia Cookies

Poinsettia Cookies

Poinsettia Cookies
4.5 rating based on 12,345 ratings
4.5/5 (4)
Course: Decorated Cookies, Hand-Shaped CookiesDifficulty: Medium



A coconut and butterscotch cookie decorated with red candied cherries.


  • 2 cups powdered sugar

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 2 large eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1/2 teaspoon rum extract

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup sweetened shredded coconut

  • 1 cup butterscotch chips

  • granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup red candied cherries, cut into wedges


  • Beat together sugar and butter until creamy; beat in eggs and extracts. Stir together flour and salt, then blend into butter mixture. Stir in coconut and 3/4 cup of the butterscotch chips. Chill dough until firm, about 1 hour. Pre-heat oven to 375 F. Roll into 1-inch balls. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Flatten cookie with the bottom of a glass covered with a damp cloth and dipped in granulated sugar. Place a butterscotch chip in the center of each cookie. Place cherry wedges in a circle to resemble a poinsettia flower. Bake about 12 minutes. Allow to cool on baking sheet for about 2 minutes then remove to wire racks to cool.


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(example: Sue in LA)

I have used this recipe for years and it is by far my favorite. Highly recommend it!
- Brenda in North Carolina

This is the same recipe that my Mom has used for the past 30 years during the holidays! These are unique and delicious!
- A Baker

good I guess
- A Baker

I have made these for years. They have a haunting flavor, are a little crispy on the outside, softm chewy and tender on the inside. The poinsettia decor made by the cherries makes them so festive. They stand out!
- A Baker
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