Cherry Winks

Cherry Winks

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Recipe by  Sally

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

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Original recipe yields 5 dozen



  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 delicious.



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



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 coconut upon occasion which is a personal favorite.

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Amount Per Serving (30 total)

  • Calories
  • 164 cal
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs
  • 21.6 g
  • 7%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 14 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 98 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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