Santa's Whiskers I

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

Servings: 60
Servings: 60

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