Old Fashioned Cherry Winks Cookies With Corn Flakes
Made with corn flakes and maraschino cherries, this old fashioned cherry winks cookies recipe tastes and looks delicious!
It’s been a favorite in my family for decades.
sifted flour, double-acting baking powder, baking soda, salt, pecans, dates, maraschino cherries (or candied cherries), shortening, butter, sugar, eggs, milk, vanilla, cornflakes
Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.
Sift together 2¼ cups sifted flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, ½ teaspoon baking soda and ½ teaspoon salt. Set aside.
Chop 1 cup pecans, 1 cup dates and ⅓ cup maraschino cherries. Cut an additional 9 maraschino cherries into quarters. Set aside. Crush 3½ cups cornflakes. Set aside.
Blend together 6 Tablespoons butter, 6 Tablespoons shortening and 1 cup sugar until light and fluffy, 2 to 3 minutes. Beat in 2 eggs until well mixed. Add 2 Tablespoons milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Beat well.
Stir in chopped pecans, dates and maraschino cherries (excluding the quartered cherries). Shape into balls using a rounded teaspoonful of dough for each.
Roll each ball of dough in corn flakes. Place on a greased baking sheet.
Top each cookie with ¼ maraschino cherry. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes.
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