Cherry Winks Recipe
- ¾ cup shortening
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 ¼ cups sifted all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 cup dates, pitted and chopped
- ⅓ cup maraschino cherries, chopped
- 2 ½ cups crushed cornflakes cereal
- 10 maraschino cherries, quartered
step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
step 2: Cream the shortening with the sugar. Blend in the eggs, milk and vanilla.
step 3: Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in the chopped pecans, chopped dates and 1/3 cup maraschino cherries.
step 4: Shape teaspoonful sized chunks of dough into balls. Roll each ball in the crushed corn flakes. Place balls on the prepared baking sheets and top each cookie with 1/4 maraschino cherry.
step 5: Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool completely before storing in airtight containers.