Santa's Whiskers I

Santa's Whiskers I

JJOHN32 18

"This recipe was given to me at a Christmas cookie exchange. Try using rum extract in place of the vanilla for extra nippy flavor."


servings 150 cals
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Original recipe yields 30 servings



  • Calories:
  • 150 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 8.1 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.5g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 52 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In mixer bowl, cream together butter or margarine and sugar. Blend in milk and vanilla. Stir in flour, candied cherries and nuts.
  2. Form into 2 rolls, each 2 inches in diameter and 8 inches long. Roll in coconut.
  3. Wrap and chill several hours or overnight.
  4. Slice 1/4 inch thick. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) oven for 12 minutes or till edges are golden.
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  1. 20 Ratings


Great cookies! I have been using this recipe for years, - but there are a few tricks!!! Cream butter, sugar, add vanilla then milk. Stir well, add cherries and pecans (don’t stir until you a...

This is a great recipe! I have been making these for a long time and instead of rolling the logs in coconut i just put the coconut in the dough. It's much less easier to work with and tastes b...

I made this with a friend a couple weeks ago, but she uses chopped dried cranberries instead of candied fruit. Absolutely delicious cookies!

I have been making these for years also. I have never had a problem with the dough, but my version calls for ONLY 3/4 CUP BUTTER. I always use real butter and freeze the logs overnight or long...

I love the way these taste, BUT the centers won't bake before the coconut turns very brown.

Excellent cookie that got raves from everyone who tried them! I made the recipe a few days ahead (minus the nuts) and froze them instead of putting them in the fridge. It made slicing them eas...

What did I do wrong? I could not make this dough stick together. Would not roll into logs. Just fell apart. Added a little more milk- still would not roll together.

One of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes. The red and green cherries highlight the colors of the Season.

Turned out great! i rolled the dough out on parchment paper then put the coconut on top of the dough and around it and rolled them out that way then just rolled them up in the parchment paper an...