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Santa’s Whiskers Cookies

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Santa's Whiskers

Santa’s Whiskers Cookies

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Now let’s talk about the cookies!

Santa’s Whiskers Cookies! Yummy Shortbread filled with cherries wrapped in toasted coconut! Don’t they look like whiskers? So cute!

Santa's Whiskers

 

Santa's Whiskers

Roll the cookie dough in coconut. Place in refrigerator. Cut into 1/4 inch thick, bake until golden brown around the edges, about 10 minutes.

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Santa's Whiskers Cookies
Yield: 5 dozen

Santa's Whiskers Cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Delicious shortbread cookies filled with cherries, wrapped in toasted Coconut

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup maraschino cherries, drained and finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
  • 3/4 cup coconut

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer or KitchenAid on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
  2. Add sugar.
  3. Beat until combined, keep scraping sides of bowl.
  4. Beat in milk and vanilla until combined.
  5. Beat in flour on low, as long as you can.
  6. Stir in the remaining flour.
  7. Stir in cherries and pecans.
  8. Shape dough into two 8 inch long rolls.
  9. Roll in the coconut.
  10. Wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 2-24 hours.
  11. Cut into 1/4 inch thick slices.
  12. Place 1 inch apart on to an ungreased cookie sheet.
  13. Bake at 375 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.
  14. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.
  15. Makes about 60 cookies.

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Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens

Thank you to our Brand Partner’s!

The wonderful brand partners, each of whom matches our donation to COOKIES FOR KIDS’ CANCER, dollar for dollar (up to $3000)! 

Dixie Crystals Sugar    Land O Lakes Butter     OXO

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OXO sent me a Good Grips Mini Measuring Beaker Set which I think is wonderful! They remind me of the Sweet wooden Russian Dolls that are stackable.

Here are the wonderful cookies that I received!

Delicious Chocolate Dipped Coconut Shortbread from Greens and Chocolate.

Wonderful Orange Cranberry Cookies from Mixed Blessings Blog

I don’t have a picture of the perfectly delectable Coconut Shortbread Cookies from 6 By 6 Klinger Cooking. My kids ate them before I could snap a picture! That means a lot! They were delicious!

 

 

 

 

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rawsonjl

Wednesday 28th of November 2018

Those sound so yummy! I love coconut. Pinned.

Nettie

Wednesday 28th of November 2018

Thank you Joanne!

Nettie

Mary Czerczyk

Wednesday 16th of December 2015

I think my favorite would be the Santa's Whisker's Cookies. I love cherrie's.

Jasmine P

Wednesday 16th of December 2015

These look so yummy! Thanks for sharing!

nettiemoore11

Wednesday 16th of December 2015

Thank you Jasmine! They are wonderful! Nettie

Sandra Watts

Wednesday 16th of December 2015

Lots of yummy looking recipes to try. Thanks for sharing.

nettiemoore11

Wednesday 16th of December 2015

Thank you Sandra! Love Christmas Cookies! Nettie

alicia0795

Wednesday 16th of December 2015

mmm! i love coconut

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