Santa's Whiskers

READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by Ann Stone

These colorful cookies have a light taste - for those who want a cookie not-so-rich! And they look pretty too--the chopped cherries add red and green and the coconut is slightly toasted after baking.

Top Review by Random Rachel

I love these cookies! I left out the cherries, coconut, and nuts and just used it as a roll out dough- easy to work with, and great tasting too.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 12 cups flour
  • 14 cup chopped candied cherry (red or green or combination of both)
  • 12 cup chopped nuts
  • 34 cup flaked coconut


  1. Beat butter and sugar.
  2. Add milk and vanilla.
  3. Gradually stir in flour, mixing well.
  4. Stir in nuts.
  5. Form into 2 logs, approx 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
  6. Roll in coconut until each log is well coated.
  7. Wrap in plastic wrap or waxed paper.
  8. Chill an hour or longer.
  9. Cut 1/4-inch slices and bake at 375°F for 12 minutes.

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