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Santa's Whiskers



  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted flour
  • 3/4 cup chopped candied cherries
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans


  1. Cream butter and sugar.
  2. Blend in milk and vanilla extract.
  3. Stir in flour, cherries, and nuts.
  4. Form into two rolls, each 2 inches in diameter and 8 inches long.
  5. Roll in coconut.
  6. Wrap and chill several hours or overnight.
  7. Slice into 1/4-inch slices.
  8. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  9. Bake at 375 degrees F for 12 minutes or until edges are golden.

Yield: 5 dozen


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