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Santas Whiskers cookie recipe

Santa’s Whiskers Cookies

  • Author: Jamie Sanders
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 12
  • Total Time: 32 min + 4 hours to chill
  • Yield: 4 to 5 dozen 1x
  • Category: desserts
  • Method: oven


This Santa’s Whiskers Cookie Recipe is a slice-and-bake cookie, flavored with pecans, and candied cherries, and rolled in coconut flakes. They are always a hit with the kids and are the perfect cookie for Holiday Cookie Exchanges! 


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 21/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-cup red candied cherries, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1 cup flaked coconut


  1. In a large mixer bowl, beat butter till softened. Add sugar and beat till fluffy. Add milk and vanilla and beat well.
  2. Add flour and beat until well mixed.  Stir in cherries and pecans.
  3. Shape into three 7″ rolls.
  4. Roll in coconut to coat.
  5. Wrap and chill for several hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 375F.
  7. Cut into 1/4″ thick slices. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  8. Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes or until done. Transfer to wire racks; let cool.


  • Serving Size: 2 cookies
  • Calories: 154
  • Fat: 9
  • Carbohydrates: 19
  • Protein: 1

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