Santa’s Whiskers Christmas Cookies – So Fabulously Good!

Good Ole Traditional Christmas Cookies – And a New One to Try 

I am so glad you’re here for this 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 and at the bottom of this post you will see links to 18 other delicious Christmas cookie recipes. More than enough recipes to try this year and for many years to come and hopefully, you’ll find some cookie recipes that become a part of your holiday tradition. All these delicious recipes are part of a Christmas Cookie Week that I’m a part of that’s being hosted by Maryann from Domestically Speaking. 

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
Yield: 5 Dozen

Santa's Whiskers Christmas Cookies

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 22 minutes

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


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup maraschino cherries, drained and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut


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 1/4 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.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 74 Total Fat 4g Saturated Fat 2g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 2g Cholesterol 8mg Sodium 28mg Carbohydrates 9g Net Carbohydrates 0g Fiber 0g Sugar 5g Sugar Alcohols 0g Protein 1g

What are your favorite Christmas Cookies? 

Check out all the other delicious Christmas Cookie recipes below and thank you so much for stopping by!

Monday’s Cookies

Christmas M&M Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Red Velvet Whoopie Pies

Almond Horn Cookies

Santa’s Whiskers Christmas Cookies

Tuesday’s Cookies

No Bake Cookies

Really Good Gingersnaps

4 Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookie

Wednesday’s Cookies

No-Bake Cookies

Easy No-Bake Peppermint Gingersnap Cookies

Italian Horn Cookie Recipe

Easy Spritz Cookies (not pictured)

Thursday’s Cookies

Gingerbread Whoopie Pies

Christmas Seven Layer Bars

Christmas Surprise Cookie Recipe

White Chocolate Cranberry Cookies

Easy Holiday Nutmeg Cookies

Friday’s Cookies

Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies

Holiday Coconut Apricot Bars

Traditional Christmas Cookies