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Cherry Winks

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  8 reviews
  • 1 hr 20 min prep time
  • 1 hr 20 min total time
  • 14 ingredients
  • 60 servings
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Bake-Off® Contest 02, 1950
Ruth Derousseau
Rice Lake, Wisconsin

1
cup sugar
3/4
cup shortening
2
tablespoons milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
2
eggs
2 1/4
cups all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
cup chopped pecans
1
cup chopped dates
1/3
cup chopped maraschino cherries, patted dry with paper towels
1 1/2
cups coarsely crushed corn flakes cereal
15
maraschino cherries, quartered

Steps

  • 1 In large bowl, beat sugar and shortening with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until well blended. Beat in milk, vanilla and eggs. On low speed, beat in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt, scraping bowl occasionally, until dough forms. Stir in pecans, dates and 1/3 cup chopped cherries. If necessary, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 15 minutes for easier handling.
  • 2 Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheets with cooking spray. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into cereal; coat thoroughly. Shape into balls. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Lightly press maraschino cherry quarter into top of each ball.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheets to cooling racks.

Expert Tips

Chop the maraschino cherries, then drain them on paper towels to eliminate excess moisture.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
45mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Protein
1g
1%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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