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Santa’s Whiskers Cookies



Christmas Eve is coming and those of you with kids will soon be getting ready for the big night. Every year we leave cookies for Santa and reindeer food, which really entails oatmeal mixed with glitter for effect. This year I decided to make a cookie we love for cookie exchanges, drop-in visits and, on this occasion, a plate for Santa on Christmas Eve, my grandmother-in-laws, Santa’s Whiskers Cookies.


This is a very easy to make recipe with minimal steps involved and one of my favourite cookies at Christmas to have on hand. This also makes an excellent recipe for freezer storage; just keep frozen in a roll and slice and bake cookies as needed.




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Santa's Whiskers Cookies
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Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 24
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2½ cups flour
  • ¾ cup chopped cherries
  • ¾ cup flaked coconut
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix all ingredients together well and roll into a long roll shape about 2" in circumference.
  3. Wrap roll in wax paper and saran wrap, twisting the ends. Place the roll in the freezer for 1 hour.
  4. Remove from freezer and wrapping, slice with a sharp knife ¼" thick.
  5. Place cookie slices on an ungreased baking sheet and bake for 12 mins or until lightly browned.



10 comments on “Santa’s Whiskers Cookies”

  1. Mmm…these look delicious! I’m sure Santa will love them 🙂

  2. These are so festive! They would look great on a holiday treat plate.

  3. What cute cookies for Santa! Thanks for the recipe!

  4. These look great! I will need to pin for next Christmas 🙂

  5. These are such a pretty cookie. A nice addition to any platter.

  6. mmm cherries and coconut! sounds like a delicious combination. I have never tried them before. and love the little Santa note . thats the cutest

  7. these look good and sounds good

  8. I don’t understand the green. Where dues this come from? It looks like when you add the cherries. What cherries are green?

  9. Pingback: 10 Christmas Cookie Recipes You Have to Make - My 3 Little Kittens

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