Santa's Whiskers


1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla or rum extract
2-1/2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped red and green candied cherries
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
3/4 cup flaked coconut


In mixer bowl, cream together butter or margarine and sugar; blend in milk and vanilla. Stir in flour, candied cherries, and nuts. Form into 2 rolls, each 2 inches in diameter and 8 inches long. Roll in coconut. Wrap and chill several hours or overnight. Slice ¼ inch thick; place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in 375 degree oven for 12 minutes or until edges are golden.


5 dozen

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