Santa’s Whiskers Cookies are so colorful with the red and green cherries. Almost shortbread like cookie in flavor, with flaked coconut acting as “Santa’s Whiskers” around each little cookie.
Santa’s Whiskers Cookies
1 c. sugar
1 c. butter, softened
2 Tbl. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. almond flavoring
2 ½ c. all purpose flour
¼ c. each red and green candied cherries, chopped
½ c. pecans, chopped (optional)
1 c. flaked coconut
Cream sugar and butter together. Add milk and flavorings. Blend in flour. Stir in candied cherries and nuts. Form into 2 rolls about 2 inches in diameter. Roll in coconut. Wrap in wax paper and chill overnight or several hours. Slice 1/4 –inch thick and place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.