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Santa's Whiskers II

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  •  4.9 stars stars based on 45 reviews
  •   98% would make this again
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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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  Bobbi in Kansas  Dec 11, 2018
Would make this again.
These are wonderful cookies. Easy to make too! The recipe made exactly 60 cookies. They look so pretty on a tray with other cookies. I used both red and green cherries. Will definitely make again. Thanks for sharing. 5 stars

  Carel in Il  Oct 23, 2016
Would make this again.
Great adds a nice color cookie to the plated variety of cookies so pretty.
Plus this cookie tastes great and so different from the other cookies.
5 stars

  Nova in Texas  Dec 4, 2015
Would make this again.
Loooove these cookies! Family favorite every year! 5 stars

  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

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