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Christmas Cookies: Santa's Whiskers


Bake time 10-12 minutes

Yields 60 cookies


3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) margarine

2 cups flour

3/4 cup sugar

1 tablespoon milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

3/4 cup finely chopped candied red or green cherries

1/3 cup finely chopped pecans

3/4 cup coconut


1. Beat margarine with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.

2. Add about half the flour, also add sugar, milk, and vanilla.

3. Beat till thoroughly combined.

4. Stir in remaining flour, cherries and pecans.

5. Shape into 8-inch long rolls.

6. Roll in coconut.

7. Wrap in wax paper; chill 2–24 hours.

8. When ready to bake, preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

9. Cut dough into 1/4-inch slices.

10. Place on an un-greased cookie sheet, for 10–12 minutes or until the edges are golden.

11. Cool cookies on a wire rack.


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