Santa’s Whiskers Cookies

These are a very interesting cookie. They are yummy, though. :)

1 c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 1/2 T. milk
2 1/2 c. flour
3/4 c. maraschino cherries, diced, plus 1 t. juice from the jar
1 c. coconut

1. Beat the butter and sugar together until fluffy. Add vanilla and milk and beat until combined.

2. Add flour, mixing just until incorporated. By hand or with the mixer, work the cherries and the teaspoon of juice into the dough.

3. Separate dough in half and form each half into a 8 or 9 inch log. Roll each half in coconut to cover. Wrap in freezer paper or plastic wrap and freeze for about 30 minutes, until firm.

4. Slice the logs of dough into cookies, about 1/4 inch wide. Place on baking sheets and bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Cool on wire racks.
Recipe Source: Cooking During Stolen Moments