Cherry Winks

Cherry Winks

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"Cookies are rolled in crushed corn flakes and topped with a quarter of a maraschino cherry."

Ingredients

servings 164 cals
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Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 164 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.6g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Sodium:
  • 98 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease baking sheets.
  2. Cream the shortening with the sugar. Blend in the eggs, milk and vanilla.
  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.
  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.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool completely before storing in airtight containers.
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My auntie Kay made these 50 yrs ago and there is nothing that reminds me of christmas more than the cherry wink cookies. I had lost my recipe a few years ago. Thank you they are sooooooo delic...

This is the classic cherry wink recipe which is staple in our home over the holidays. Another variation is to simply roll the dough in sugar instead of cereal. Although my mom would roll them in...

Really nice collection of nuts and fruit in each cookie. One of the best cherry wink recipes that I've tried

this recipe had been in my family for over 25 years and is a holiday standard! It has something in it for everyone!

This recipe was the grand prize winner in the 2nd (1950) Pillsbury Bake-Off, and has graced many a family's Christmas cookie tray for decades. It's wonderful to see it here for another generatio...

It just isn't Christmas without these cookies. They are the first ones on my list eveyr year... I've tried making them without the dates and although they are still good...something about the d...

Like several other folks here, cherry winks have always been a part of our Christmas, and just the smell of them baking evokes wonderful memories of holidays past. Chilling the dough for a half...

These are sooo good. Not to sweet, just right. Will make again.

A Christmas classic and tradition in this family. This is the EXACT recipe my mom has been cooking for the past 50 years and passed down to me. Perfect for that Christmas cookie tray especiall...