Christmas Recipes

Cherry Winks


1 c. sugar
3/4 c. shortening
2 Tbs. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
2 1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. chopped pecans
1 c. chopped dated
1/3 c. chopped maraschino, well drained
1 1/2 c. coarsely crushed cornflakes cereal
15 maraschino cherries, quartered, drained


Grease cookie sheets. In large bowl, combine sugar, shortening, milk, vanilla and eggs; beat well. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt pecans, dates and 1/3 c. chopped cherries; mix well. Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for easier handling.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into cereal; thoroughly coat. Form into balls; place 2" apart on greased cookie sheets. Lightly press maraschino cherry piece into top of each ball. Bake at 375 for 10 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown.

Added On: 2007-04-25
Submitted By: Staff
Filed under the following categories:
¬ Cookie ¬ Dessert ¬ Snack

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