Santa Claus Whiskers

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 644
Yield: 5 dozen cookies


1 cup margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon almond flavoring
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup chopped red and green candied cherries
1/2 cup chopped pecans
3/4 cup shredded coconut


Cream margarine and sugar, then blend in milk and almond flavoring. Stir in flour, cherries, and nuts. Dough will be stiff. Divide into 2 parts and form into 2 logs about the size of slice-and-bake cookies. Roll dough in coconut, then cover logs with plastic wrap; chill overnight. Logs may be frozen for one month until ready to bake. Slice and bake at 375° for 12 minutes or until edges are brown.

Fun Fact: In 1836, Alabama was the first state in the United States to declare Christmas a legal holiday.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 5
Total Calories: 644
Calories from Fat: 246

This Santa Claus Whiskers recipe is from the Best of the Best from the Deep South Cookbook Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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