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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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  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

  Michelle in Southern CA  Dec 13, 2010
Would make this again.
I have made these cookies for years and they are by far a family favorite. 5 stars

  Diane in Calgary, Alberta  Dec 9, 2010
Would make this again.
I made these cookies for a cookie exchange at work. I was skepticle at first never having made them before, but also wanting something new. THEY ARE FABULOUS and everyone loved them. 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Cape Cod, Ma.  Dec 8, 2010
Would make this again.
My mother-in-law made these cookies 40 years ago and I loved them. I've been making them ever since. I use rum flavoring with green candied cherries and vanilla with the red cherries. They look great, taste great and make a very nice hostess gift when combined with other Xmas cookies. 5 stars

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