Santa's Whiskers

2 1/2 cups flour

1 cup sugar

1 cup butter, softened

2 Tbsp. milk

1 tsp. vanilla


1/2 cup finely chopped candied cherries

1/2 cup finely chopped green candied cherries

1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

1 egg white, beaten

1 cup coconut


Cream butter, sugar, milk and vanilla.  Add flour and mix until just combined.  Stir in cherries and nuts by hand.  Form dough into 2 logs, 2 inches in diameter and 8 inches long.


Brush with egg white and roll in coconut.  Wrap and chill overnight.


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Slice cookies 1/4 inch thick and bake on ungreased baking sheet for 12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.