- Course: Cakes & Candy
- Yield : 60
- Servings : 60
- Prep Time : 30m
- Cook Time : 12m
- Ready In : 42m
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The red cherries and coconut colors are reminiscent of Old Saint Nick’s beard and suit. I baked these cookies for my children and now for the grandkids.
- 1 cup butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp milk
- 1 tsp vanilla or rum extract
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 3/4 cup maraschino cherries, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans
- 3/4 cup flaked coconut
In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Blend in the milk and vanilla. Stir in flour, cherries and the pecans.
Mold into two rolls, 2 inches by 8 inches long. Roll in the coconut. Wrap in wax paper and chill overnight.
Prior to baking, slice 1/4 inch thick and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake at 375 degrees for 12 minutes or till the edges are golden. Store in an airtight container.