Pre heat oven to 180C
Combine flour, sugar, coconut and baking powder in a bowl. Combine butter with hot water add to the dry ingredients. Take a teaspoonful of mixture and form into balls. Place on tray lined with baking paper. Flatten slightly with a floured fork and cook for 10-12 minutes or until golden. Transfer to a wire rack and sandwich together with butter cream and cherry jam.
Beat butter till light and creamy. Add cherry flavouring and mix together. Gradually beat in icing sugar, beating until smooth. Add sufficient water to mix to a spreading consisitency.