Santa's Whiskers Cookie Recipe...

>> Tuesday, December 15, 2009

This was my favorite cookie to make in the kitchen with my mom when I was a child. I remember sitting on the counter stirring with a spatula the ingredients. In hindsight, it would have been easier to use the mixer....but oh well.

Enough with the chit chat- here is the recipe:

1 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
2 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla or rum flavoring
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
3/4 c. red or green candied cherries, finely chopped ( I use both colors)
1/2 c. pecans, finely chopped
3/4 c. flaked coconut

In a mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar; blend in milk and vanilla or rum flavoring. Stir in flour, chopped candied cherries and chopped 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 375 degrees until edges are golden, about 12 minutes. Makes about 60.