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Santa's Whiskers I

  •  4.9 stars stars based on 13 reviews
  •   100% would make this again
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Makes about 60

1 cup butter flavored or Golden Crisco (shortening)-- softened
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup red candied cherries -- finely chopped
1/2 cup pecans -- finely chopped
3/4 cup flaked coconut

In mixing bowl cream together Crisco and sugar; blend in milk and vanilla. Stir in flour, cherries and pecans. Form dough into two 8-inch rolls. Roll in flaked coconut to coat outside. Wrap in waxed paper or clear plastic wrap; chill thoroughly. Cut into 1/4-inch slices. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375F until edges are golden, about 12 minutes.

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

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Reviews of Santa's Whiskers I:

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  A cookie baker in California  Dec 14, 2011
Would not make this again.
These were the worst cookies.We lost mom's recipe nd though we might find something close. Not a change, these were dry and taste like flour. horrible... 1 star

  komal in india  Oct 6, 2009
Would not make this again.
a very very very very yummy tasty cookie,amazing 5stars from me. 5 stars

  Tammara in Calgary Alberta  Dec 15, 2007
Would make this again.
These cookies are super good.

One good way to keep them from sticking to the pan is to use one of those (reusable) silicone cookie sheet liners. They slide right off!

Make sure that the cookie dough is also wrapped tightly enough or else it'll lose moisture in the fridge. I usually roll them in waxed paper then place the rolls into a large ziplock bag to keep in the moisture - this will prevent them from being too dry and crumbling after baking. Also keep them sealed in a tight container. These can easily be frozen as well after baking.
5 stars

  A cookie baker  Nov 10, 2006
Would make this again.
i loved making these and there delcious
i just took a bite of one!
5 stars

  jill  Nov 17, 2005
Would make this again.
My sister Kim has been making these for years. They are the best cookies on the planet and she refuses tomake them for any other season! She is as great as the cookies! 5 stars

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