Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Santa's Whiskers

Here are some fun cookies that are called Santa's Whiskers!
With the coconut on the outer edge these are fun to make for Christmas!
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3/4 cup Butter, softened
3/4 cup Sugar
1 Tbsp. Milk
1 tsp. Vanilla
2 cups of Flour
3/4 cups finely chopped Candied Red or Green candies
1/3 cup finely Chopped Pecans
3/4 cup shredded Coconut

1. First you will beat the butter with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add your sugar and beat these until they are combined. Beat in your milk and vanilla then beat in as much flour as you can. Stir in the remaining flour. After, stir your candies and pecans in.

2.  Divide your dough in half and shape each into an 8-inch long roll; roll this in the coconut. (Roll them to be from 1 inch to 1 1/2 inches - they are not suppose to be very big cookies) Wrap in plastic wrap or wax paper. Chill for 2 to 24 hours or just long enough that it is firm enough to slice.

3. cut rolls into 1/4-inch slices. Place these 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until they are golden brown. Transfer them to a wire rack and let them cool. 

Makes around 50 smaller sized cookies. 

Recipe Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook