Cherry Winks

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Kimi Gaines

By
@kimijo

My fondest memory of this cookie is Christmas' as a child. My mom baked from morning till way into the evening during the holidays. Every time I make these I think of her counter filled with all types of cookies, breads, candy and as I grew up it became our tradition together to bake. She is 80 and is still baking and blessings so many with her goodies.

Rating:

★★★★★ 4 votes

Comments:
Serves:
5 dozen
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
10 Min

Ingredients

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1 c
sugar
3/4 c
shortening
2 Tbsp
milk
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2
eggs
2 1/4 c
flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
1 c
chopped pecans
1 c
chopped dates
1/3 c
chopped maraschino cherries, well drained
1 1/2 c
coarsely crushed corn flakes
15
maraschino cherries, quartered

How to Make Cherry Winks

Step-by-Step

  • 1In large bowl, combine sugar and shortening; beat well. Add milk, vanilla and eggs; mix well. Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour. baking powder, baking soda and salt; mix well. Stir in pecans, dates and 1/3 cup chopped cherries. If necessary, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes for easier handling.
  • 2Heat oven to 375F. Spray cookie sheets with Pam. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into cereal; throughly coat. Shape into balls. Place 2 inches apart on greased sheets. Lightly press maraschino cherry quarter into top of each ball.
  • 3Bake 375F for 10 to 15 minutes or until light and golden brown.

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About Cherry Winks

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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