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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Santa's Whiskers

1 c. butter, softened
1 c. sugar
2 Tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 1/2 c. flour
3/4 c. maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
1/2 c. pecans, chopped
3/4 c. sweetened coconut flakes

Cream butter and sugar together.  Mix in milk and vanilla.  Stir in cherries, flour, and pecans.  Divide dough in two, form into two logs, 8-10 inches long.  Roll logs in coconut to coat dough.  Wrap in wax paper or plastic wrap and chill 4 hours or overnight.  Slice into 1/4 inch discs, place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375 for about 12 minutes.  Makes 5 dozen.

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