Cherry Winkies

Cherry Winkies Recipe

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Sheri Zarnick


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 votes
10 Min
10 Min


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

How to Make Cherry Winkies


  • 1Preheat 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.
  • 2In 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.
  • 3Roll 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.
  • 4Bake for 10 minutes or until lightly golden.

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About Cherry Winkies

Course/Dish: Cookies