Santa's Whiskers, Recipe

Spread The Sunshine With Carolyn: Santa’s Whiskers Recipe

Spread The Sunshine With Carolyn: Santa's Whiskers Recipe

The most joyous of all holiday recipes. The Santa’s Whiskers recipe produces soft, slice-and-bake cookies with almond flavor, coconut flakes, and cherry bits.

Santa’s Whiskers Cookies are a cute slice-and-bake treat that I’m offering today. After learning about these cookies from my cousin Mary Cantrell, I had to share them this holiday season.

These almond-flavored cookies are rolled in coconut, decorated with festive cherries, and baked until the edges turn brown. They certainly are lovely.

Santa’s Whiskers


  • 1 Cup of Butter
  • 4 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 Cup of Coconut
  • 2 1/2 Cups of All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 1 10 oz. of Maraschino cherries (chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup of Chopped Pecans
  • 1/4 teaspoon Almond Extract


  • Cream the butter and sugar together in a non-stick bowl and beat until fluffy
  • Add vanilla, almond extract, and milk. Mix in the flour, add the cherries and pecans
  • Roll this mixture into 3 to 7-inch logs, then roll the logs in the coconut.
  • Refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • After the 2-hour chill, slice the rolls into 1/4-inch slices.
  • Preheat the stove to 375 degrees and bake the slices on a non-stick pan for 12 minutes.
  • Let the cookies cool, then stack and enjoy.
Carolyn Frasure
Carolyn Frasure

Carolyn is a small-town country girl who is a native of Eastern Kentucky. She loves to cook and bake. She is a three-time cancer survivor. She has a strong faith in God.

She has collected recipes from family and friends over the years and now wants to share these precious gems with you, along with her love for God.

Carolyn says, “If you can make someone’s day brighter each day, spread the sunshine!”

‘For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.’ Romans 6:23

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