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Fruit Cake Slice and Bake Cookies

Fruit Cake Slice and Bake Cookies

A retro cooking sometimes known as Santa's Whiskers. These slice-and-bake cookies are filled with cherries and pecans and then rolled in coconut.

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40 min
Prep Time
02 hrs 50 min
Total Time


1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups red and/or green candied cherries, chopped

1 tablespoon all-purpose flour

1 cup coarsely chopped pecans

3 cups sweetened flaked coconut

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Combine butter, sugar, powdered sugar, egg and vanilla in bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until creamy. Add 2 1/4 cups flour; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine cherries and 1 tablespoon flour in another bowl; toss to coat. Stir cherry mixture and pecans into dough.

  3. STEP 3

    Shape dough into 3 (10x1 1/2-inch) logs on plastic food wrap. Roll each in 1 cup coconut. Wrap tightly. Refrigerate 1 hour or overnight until firm.

  4. STEP 4

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  5. STEP 5

    Cut logs into 1/4-inch slices with sharp knife. Place, 1 inch apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 10-13 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned.

Nutrition (1 cookie)

70 Calories
2.5 Fat (g)
10 Cholesterol (mg)
25 Sodium (mg)
9 Carbohydrates (g)
1 Dietary Fiber
1 Protein (g)
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