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cherry winkies

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Sheri Zarnick
Union Lake, MI

This recipe is a "family tradition" cookie especially for Christmas but can be made whenever you feel like a winkie. My MawMaw said that her Mother taught her to make them and has been going through our family every since. It is a moist cookie inside with a crunchy outside. It brings back many happy memories and I hope you make it one of your Christmas cookies..too.

(2 ratings)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For cherry winkies

  • 2 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
  • 2 lg
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    walnuts, chopped
  • 3 jar
    maraschino cherries (10 oz. 2 red & 1 green)
  • 2 1/2 c
    cornflakes, crushed

How To Make cherry winkies

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 375^ In a food processor chop cornflakes set in a shallow dish,such as a pie plate. Then chop nuts, set aside in a bowl. Then chop 1/3 c. cherries.
  • 2
    In a small mixing bowl add sugar and butter, cream together beat in eggs and milk, mix till smooth. In a large mixing bowl add flour,and salt. Add egg mixture to flour, stir until blended. Add cherries and nuts and vanilla stir until just mixed.
  • 3
    Roll dough into a ball and roll in crushed cornflakes covering the whole ball. Place on a cookie sheet sprayed with non stick cooking spray. Take some green and red cherries, slice in half and place in the middle of each cookie mashing the ball down a bit when placing the cherry.
  • 4
    Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly golden.

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