Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Cherry Winks

Cherry Winks

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From the kitchen of J. Porter

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
12-15 minutes
Tags: Contains nuts, Fun to make with kids


2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup Crisco shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chopped dates
crushed corn flakes
maraschino cherries, halved


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  2. Blend together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, Crisco, and sugar.

  3. Mix in the eggs, milk, and vanilla, and beat well. Add walnuts and dates.

  4. Mix together and drop by teaspoonfuls into crushed corn flakes and roll them around.

  5. Put on a cookie sheet and top each with 1/2 cherry.

  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes.

Yummy when warm.


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