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Santa's Whiskers II

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Refrigerator or "icebox" cookies with chopped cherries and pecans, rolled in flaked coconut. Festive and easy!

Makes about 60

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-cup red candied cherries, finely chopped
1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
1 cup flaked coconut

In a large mixer bowl beat butter till softened. Add sugar and beat till fluffy. Add milk and vanilla and beat well. Add flour and beat until well mixed. Stir in cherries and pecans. Shape into three 7" rolls. Roll in coconut to coat. Wrap and chill for several hours. Preheat oven to 375F. Cut into 1/4" thick slices. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake about 12 minutes or until done. Remove and cool.

Note: Adapted from "Homemade Cookies Cook Book" (1975) by Better Homes and Gardens.

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Reviews of Santa's Whiskers II:

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  Barbara in Long Beach CA  Dec 10, 2014
Would make this again.
My family has done a cookie exchange every Christmas since 1987 and I always make Santa\'s Whiskers. They are definitely a FAVORITE!! 5 stars

  Annalisa in spokane  Nov 4, 2014
Would make this again.
This has been a family favorite for generations and my husbands favorite of all the cookies I bake for the holidays, usually 20 or better different kinds. This one I have to bake when he is not at home or he would have half of them eaten before the get to the frezzer. I use both red and green candied cherries and corsley chop the pecans 5 stars

  dana in Pennsylvania  Oct 13, 2014
Would make this again.
Been making these for years ...the my most requested cookie from my family 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Illinois  Dec 18, 2011
Would make this again.
I ate this cookie at a church and was so impressed with the flavor and taste. I love cherries, pecans and coconut. I could not believe they were all there together! No one seem to know who baked them. What a shame, she would be giving the recipe out to manypeople. Thanks for providing me with it, 5 stars

  A cookie baker in New York  Dec 21, 2010
Would make this again.
Worlds BEST COOOKIE EVER!!!!!!! 5 stars

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