Go Back
Santa's Whiskers Cookies coconut candied cherries

Santa's Whiskers Cookies

Meghan
Buttery cookies filled with festive red and green cherries and coated in coconut that toasts while they bake.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 22 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 5 dozen

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped red and green candied cherries (about 1/2 of small container of each)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)
  • 3/4 cup coconut

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cream butter, sugar, milk, and vanilla extract.
  • Add flour, cherries, and pecans (if using).
  • Form into 2 rolls each 2 inches in diameter and 8 inches long. ┬áRoll in coconut.
  • Wrap in waxed paper. ┬áChill several hours.
  • Slice 1/4" thick, place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10 - 12 minutes.

Notes

You're Gonna Bake It After All
bakeitafterall.com
Keyword cookies, dessert, holiday