Santa's Whiskers Recipe

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Santa's Whiskers

Debi McMurray


This came from my son's second grade class cookbook. He is now in law school. I am posting a few recipes from this book. I have had it for years and still use recipes I got in this book that he brought home many years ago. *Each child brought a recipe and they assembled a little cookbook. They combined two second grade classes. It has some of the best holiday cookies and I have used them for years. It was such a brilliant idea. More schools should do this. It was their present to their Mothers and it has definitely been a present that I have used for years and years and will continue to use and have many memories of love attached.....

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80 cookies


1 Hr


15 Min


1 c
1 c
2 Tbsp
1 tsp
vanilla or 1/2 tsp rum extract depending on what flavor you are looking for in the holidays
2 1/2 c
finely chopped red and/or green candied cherries
1/2 c
finely chopped pecans
3/4 c
flaked coconut
2 1/2 c
flour (all purpose)

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large bowl, beat the butter with an electric mixer for 30 seconds or until softened. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add milk and vanilla and beat well. Add flour and beat until well mixed. Stir in cherries and pecans. Divide dough into thirds. Shape each portion into a 7 inch roll. Roll each in 1/4 cup of the coconut to coat. Wrap and chill for several hours or OVERNIGHT (THIS IS BEST). Cut into 1/4 inch thick slices. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until the edges are browned. Cool on a wire cookie rack. Makes approximately 80 cookies.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy