Gramma's Cherry Winks

Gramma's Cherry Winks

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Chilly Butt

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@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

  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~

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

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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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