Handcrafted for the Holidays: Santa’s Whiskers Recipe

Handcrafted for the Holidays

Santa’s Whiskers Recipe shared by Tieka from Selective Potential

I’m excited to share one of my favorite holiday cookie recipes, Santa’s Whiskers! These cookies are so easy and fun to make. Plus the dough is just as delicious to eat as it is cooked. They look adorably festive sitting out at a holiday party, and everyone always loves the unique name! Enjoy!! xo

Santa’s Whiskers Recipe


1 Cup butter (softened)

1 Cup sugar

2 Tablespoons milk

1 Teaspoon vanilla or rum flavoring

2 ½ Cups flour

¾ Cups red or green maraschino cherries (chopped into small pieces)

½ Cup finely chopped pecans

¾ Cups flaked coconut

2 sheets of wax paper


1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees

2. Cream together butter and sugar

3. Blend in milk and vanilla

4. Stir in flour, cherries and pecans.

5. Divide dough in half and form into to two 8 inch rolls

6. Sprinkle coconut on wax paper and roll each log in the coconut

7. Wrap the wax paper around the logs and chill thoroughly

8. Cut into ¼ inch slices

9. Place on ungreased cookie sheet (you can place them close they don’t spread out)

10. Bake until edges are golden, about 12 minutes

Tieka’s featured Minnetonka style, a pair of Suede Ankle Boots!

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