Gramma's Cherry Winks

Gramma's Cherry Winks

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Chilly Butt


My grandmother had the biggest sweet tooth I've ever seen. She always had at least three different kinds of sweets/baked goods on the counter at one time. She loved these cookies and made them, I think, mostly for herself, all the time. My sister loved cherries and couldn't get enough. Enjoy~


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about 5 dozen


  • 2 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3/4 c
  • 1 c
  • 2 large
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1 c
    chopped dates
  • 1/3 c
    chopped maraschino cherries
  • 2 1/2 c
    corn flakes, slightly crushed
  • 1 c
    maraschino cherries, quartered, you may need more to top each cookie

How to Make Gramma's Cherry Winks


  1. Pre-heat oven at 375.

    Sift Flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside. Cream together shortening and sugar together until creamy, blend in eggs, one at a time, add milk and vanilla, mix until blended, a minute or two.
  2. Blend in sifted ingredients, a quarter at a time and mix well. Add in pecans, dates, and chopped maraschino cherries and mix well.
  3. Shape dough into balls using a level tablespoon. Roll each ball of dough in the corn flakes. Place on greased baking sheet. Top each cookie with a quarter maraschino cherry. Bake in oven 10-12 minutes. Enjoy~


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About Gramma's Cherry Winks

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids Heirloom

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