Happy Christmas to you and yours!! This morning the husband and I hopped on a flight to the Midwest to spend Christmas with his family. Since we were arriving Xmas day instead of Xmas Eve day this year I decided to make the Santa’s Whiskers cookies at home this year. My cousin introduced me to this recipe and was kind enough to email me the recipe. I searched the web for Santa’s Whiskers recipes and they are all pretty much the same. I do follow the recipe my cousin provided as I know it is a keeper! Although I am not a fan of candied cherries, I do really enjoy them in these cookies! The cookies are super easy to make and I would think they are kid baking friendly as well.
- 1 Cup (2 sticks) Butter
- 1 Cup Sugar
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 tbls Milk (or cream)
- 2 ½ Cups of All Purpose Flour
- ¾ Cup Red and Green Cherries
- ½ Cup Chopped Pecans
- ¾ Cup Coconut Flakes
Blend together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Mix in vanilla extract and milk. Add the flour slowly into the mix until it is fully combined. Add in the candied cherries as well as the pecans and mix well. Split the batter in half and make about 10 inch logs. Roll the logs in the coconut flakes and wrap in plastic. Place in the refrigerator for 2-24 hours.
Preheat the oven to 375*. Cut the cookies about ¼ an inch wide and place on a non-greased pan. Cook for 12-15 minutes until the edges are a golden brown. Allow the cookies to cool. Serve and ENJOY!!
What is your favorite type of Christmas Cookie?