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Santa's Whiskers Christmas Cookies

Delicious Santa's Whiskers Christmas Cookies. A delightful shortbread-type cookie with the added flavor of pecans and cherries rolled in flaked coconut.

Santa's Whiskers Christmas Cookies - So Fabulously Good!

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I am so glad you're here for this delicious Christmas Cookie Recipe! It's a new one to me and it is so delicious I will be making it again.

Today, I'm sharing Santa's Whiskers Christmas Cookies with you.

If you like butter cookies or a delicious shortbread you will enjoy this twist. These are egg-free so if the urge to eat the raw dough hits you, GO FOR IT! As I was making these it occurred to me that I. Could. Eat. The. Dough. I was almost too excited. I haven't eaten dough since I was a kid. I grabbed a spoon, a small one (I'm not a total glutton) and just did it. It was so good I even encouraged my guys to each have a spoonful. I'm wild like that. 😉 I do prefer them baked, but hey, kitchen adventures are always fun.

Santa's Whiskers Christmas Cookies - Recipe

*Recipe Box further down post allows easy recipe printing

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
¾ cup maraschino cherries, drained and finely chopped
½ cup pecans, finely chopped
¾ cup sweetened flaked coconut

Directions:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Blend together sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy using mixer.

Stir in flour, cherries, and pecans.

Form dough into two logs, each about 8 inches long. Mine were more of an oval rather than a log so don't be disappointed if that happens with your dough. It will still taste delicious!

Lay down two pieces of either plastic wrap or wax paper and sprinkle generously with the flaked coconut.

Roll dough logs in the coconut covering all surfaces.

Wrap in wax paper or plastic wrap and place in refrigerator chilling for several hours or overnight.

Remove from refrigerator and slice dough logs ¼ inch thick.

Place sliced cookie dough on cookie sheet and bake about 12 minutes, until the edges of the cookie are golden brown.

Remove from oven.

Cool on wire racks.

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Santa's Whiskers Christmas Cookies

Delicious Santa's Whiskers Christmas Cookies. A delightful shortbread-type cookie with the added flavor of pecans and cherries rolled in flaked coconut.
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Front view of a stack of Santa's Whiskers Christmas Cookies in front of a vintage red and white firestone cup and 1950's red and white enamelware pantry canisters
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:12 mins
Additional Time:4 hrs
Total Time:4 hrs 22 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup maraschino cherries drained and finely chopped
  • ½ cup pecans finely chopped
  • ¾ cup sweetened flaked coconut

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Blend together sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy using mixer.
  • Stir in flour, cherries, and pecans.
  • Form dough into two logs, each about 8 inches long. Mine were more of an oval rather than a log so don't be disappointed if that happens with your dough. It will still taste delicious!
  • Lay down two pieces of either plastic wrap or wax paper and sprinkle generously with the flaked coconut.
  • Roll dough logs in the coconut covering all surfaces.
  • Wrap in wax paper or plastic wrap and place in refrigerator chilling for several hours or overnight.
  • Remove from refrigerator and slice dough logs ¼ inch thick.
  • Place sliced cookie dough on cookie sheet and bake about 12 minutes, until the edges of the cookie are golden brown.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Cool on wire racks.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 28mg | Sugar: 5g
Servings: 5 Dozen
Calories: 74kcal
Author: Mary Beth

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39 Comments

  1. Paula@SweetPea says:

    Your Santa's Whiskers cookies not only look pretty, they sound delicious! A plate of these would look great on a Christmas dessert bar or on a plate of cookies to give as a gift. Bonus points that the dough is egg free for eating raw!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thanks so much, Paula! I'm already planning on making another batch the weekend after Thanksgiving to free and have on hand for the holidays. Have an awesome week.

  2. Kristin salazar says:

    I can't wait to make these festive cookies, they look amazing!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Kristin!

  3. Mary Beth these cookies look so pretty with the red chunks & I love eating cookie dough! These would make such a great gift.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Maryann! I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes to eat some good ole dough. 🙂

  4. Julie Briones says:

    This is a great shortbread cookie recipe for my fam because one of my grandkids has egg allergy and another is dairy intolerant (that little bit of milk won't hurt her). I pinned, shared, and gave the link to my daughter! Thanks for sharing, Mary Beth... I'm excited about 'hopping' with you!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Julie, and I'm glad you like the recipe and it is WONDERFUL to be hopping with you, too!

  5. Oh, Mary Beth! How fun are these Christmas Cookies. I love the ingredients and the pretty look for any Christmas gift plate.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Meegan! I can tell you that they didn't last long in my house. 😉 Have a lovely week.

  6. I can not wait to try these out with my family. Love that they are egg free for those that have allergies. This is definitely a great addition to the holiday baking routine.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Sonya! I hope your family liked them. xo

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  8. Alexandra says:

    I haven't heard of Santa's Whiskers before, but just following along here, I think I will love them! Pinned - can't wait to try them.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Alexandra! I appreciate the pin and if you try them, I would LOVE to know what you think of them. xo

  9. Angie @ Postcards from the Ridge says:

    Mary Beth,

    These are so fun! I love coconut so I'll definitely have to try them. Thanks so much for the recipe.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Angie, and I am so glad they sound like something you'll try!

  10. Yum yum! These look perfect for Santa, I mean ME!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you, Julie! I'm thinking of not sharing with Santa...I liked them that much. xo

  11. You had me at coconut and maraschino cherries! I laughed when you talked about eating the raw dough. My husband always wants to eat the dough when I'm baking...now I can let him! Thanks for sharing this great recipe and tutorial, Mary Beth. I'm so happy to be joining you on this hop 🙂

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Yay! I'm glad you liked the recipe and I'm excited you'll be sharing some dough with your husband. 😉 When I realized I could eat this dough, I was a little cautious but once I tasted it I was like, oh, yeah! I'm so happy to be joining you on this hop, too. Have a lovely holiday season. xo

  12. These are so cute! My mother loves coconut and I think she'd really love these; I'll have to make a batch for her:) Thanks for the recipe!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Carrie, and how wonderful that you'll be baking these for your mother. Have a beautiful holiday season. xo

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  15. Oh yum!! Love the name!

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  19. These look so fun and so yummy! I love anything cherry, so this just went on my holiday baking list! Thank you for sharing!

    xo
    Trish

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Trish! Have a wonderful holiday season. xo

  20. These look so fun and festive! I can't wait to give them a try! Pinned!

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Thank you so much, Lynne!

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  24. This recipe sounds delicious. One question: is the measurement for the Marchino cherries after chopped and drained? I assume, but the way it is worded, I am not certain. Thank you for your help and Merry Christmas.

    1. Mary Beth says:

      Hi, Vicky! Yes, the measurement is for once they are chopped and drained. Sorry for any confusion.