Gramma's Cherry Winks

Gramma's Cherry Winks Recipe

No Photo

Have you made this?

 Share your own photo!

Chilly Butt

By
@chillybb

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~

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
about 5 dozen
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

2 1/4 c
flour
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
salt
3/4 c
shortening
1 c
sugar
2 large
eggs
2 Tbsp
milk
1 tsp
vanilla
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

Step-by-Step

  • 1Pre-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.
  • 2Blend in sifted ingredients, a quarter at a time and mix well. Add in pecans, dates, and chopped maraschino cherries and mix well.
  • 3Shape 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~

    *NOTE* DO NOT STACK OR STORE COOKIES UNTIL COLD.

Printable Recipe Card

About Gramma's Cherry Winks

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