Cherry Winks

Cherry Winks Recipe

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Gail Doyle


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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Approx. 3-4 dozen
30 Min
10 Min


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2 2/3 c
corn flakes
2 tsp
baking powder
1 c
3/4 c
margarine, softened
2 1/4 c
1/2 tsp
2 Tbsp
1 tsp
1 c
dates, chopped
1/2 c
maraschino cherries, finely chopped
maraschino cherries, quartered

How to Make Cherry Winks


  • 1Measure cornflakes and crush to 1 1/2 cups, set aside.
  • 2Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • 3In 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.
  • 4Shape dough into walnut-size balls. Roll in cornflakes. Place on greased baking sheet and top each cookie with cherry quarter.
  • 5Bake in oven at 375 degrees for approximately 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack.

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About Cherry Winks

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

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