Here is an easy cookie to bake for the holidays. My cul-de-sac neighbors and I exchange cookies every year during the holidays. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease cookie sheets. Ina large bowl, combine 1 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup shortening, 1 egg, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract. Blend well. Add 1/4 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 cup coconut, and 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. Stir until mixed well. Drop by teaspoon onto prepared pan. Press half a candied cherry in each cookie. Bake for 12 minutes.