Bachelor Button Cookies

A soft cookie with a bit of a crunch. Don’t be fooled by the darker colour of these cookies – they contain brown sugar (they are not overdone).


  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten until fluffy
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup nuts
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 cup maraschino cherries (cut in half)

Yield: 2-3 dozen

Preheat oven to 375o.

Cream shortening with brown sugar. Mix in the remaining ingredients except for the maraschino cherries. Spoon onto baking pan and press a half cherry lightly into the middle of each cookie. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the edges start to turn golden brown.

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