1/2 cup butter or oleo

1 3oz pkg cream cheese

1/2 cup sugar

few drops peppermint extract

1 cup all purpose flour

2 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp salt

1 cup flaked coconut

Red or Green maraschino cherries, halved

Cream together butter, cream cheese, sugar and peppermint until light and fluffy. Stir together flour, powder and salt throughl: stir into creamed misture till combined. Chill 2 hrs. Shap into 1" balls, roll each in coconut. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Top each with a halved cherry. Bake at 350 12-15min. cool on racks

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