Cherry Winks Recipe

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Cherry Winks

Gail Doyle

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@GailD123

These cookies are a family tradition.
They are very tasty - a soft cookie with the crunch of cornflakes on the outside.
The dates and cherries taste great and make the cookies look pretty.
My mother used to make them and when I was a young child, it was my job to place the cherry on top!
These are still a family favorite and my children now help make them, too!


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Rating:

Serves:

Approx. 3-4 dozen

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 2/3 c
corn flakes
2 tsp
baking powder
1 c
sugar
3/4 c
margarine, softened
2 1/4 c
flour
1/2 tsp
salt
2
eggs
2 Tbsp
milk
1 tsp
vanillla
1 c
dates, chopped
1/2 c
maraschino cherries, finely chopped
15
maraschino cherries, quartered

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Measure cornflakes and crush to 1 1/2 cups, set aside.
2
Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
3
In large mixing bowl, beat margarine and sugar until light & fluffy. Add eggs and beat well. Stir in milk and vanilla. Add flour mixture and mix until well combined. Stir in chopped dates and chopped cherries.
4
Shape dough into walnut-size balls. Roll in cornflakes. Place on greased baking sheet and top each cookie with cherry quarter.
5
Bake in oven at 375 degrees for approximately 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American