1 can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
2 Tablespoon butter
7 ounces coconut
1/4 teaspoons ground cloves
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup chopped cashews (roasted & salted is fine)
Put the sweetened condensed milk in a heavy pot.
Add the butter, coconut, and cloves, and cook over medium heat at least 10 minutes, stirring frequently. As the mixture gets hot you will need to stir almost constantly. It should begin to thicken slightly.
Add the vanilla and mix well.
Stir in the cashews. Transfer the mixture to a bowl.
Cover the bowl and refrigerate until it is chilled all the way through.
Roll into balls about 1 inch in diameter.
Roll the balls in granulated sugar.
Place the balls in an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Makes about 3 1/2 dozen 1 inch cookies.
Recipe by The Gluten-Free Homemaker at http://glutenfreehomemaker.com/gluten-free-coconut-cashew-clove/