These biscuits remind me of my family visiting friends homes on the weekend, standing on the doorstep with a plate of sweets covered in a sheet of cellophane and a curly ribbon. That anticipation of what is under that cellophane was always exciting, especially if it was a new dish or one not so regularly made. Each home had its well known repertoire.
There are many variations of a similar recipe called "amygdalota" depending which region of Greece, there variations of this sweet in Italian and French kitchens. This recipe was shared by my gorgeous cousin Hellen, it is simplified and so yummy. It's is like a cheats version of "amygdalota."
In typical Mediterranean tradition the quantities in the recipe below are not exact, use your intuition, or bake one first and see how it goes. :)
Coconut cookie recipe:
1 can condensed milk
4 cups coconut flakes or shredded is OK.
Mix all the ingredients together,
Dollop onto tray.
Top with glace cherries (optional)
Bake in a moderate 160*C oven for about 12- 15 mins.