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Santa's Whiskers

No recipe image available.'Santa's Whiskers' are thin, crispy cookies edged with coconut and studded with red and green candied cherries and pecans.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon rum extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped red and green candied cherries
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
3/4 cup flaked coconut

Cooking Directions:

  1. In bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Blend in milk and rum extract. Stir in flour, candied cherries and pecans until just mixed.
  2. Form into two (2 x 8-inch) rolls. Roll in coconut. Wrap in plastic or wax paper and chill overnight.
  3. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  4. Cut into 1/4-inch thick slices and place 1-inch apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for about 12 minutes or until edges are golden.

Makes about 5 dozen.