Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cherry Winks ;)

My Mom, my Sister, my Daughter & I made these at Christmas time so we used red & green cherries, but these would also be great for your honey on Valentine's Day...This is my Grandma's recipe & she insists that she received many marriage proposals because of these cookies :)

What you need:
2 1/4 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chopped dates
1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries
2 2/3 cups crushed corn flakes
15 maraschino cherries cut into quarters

Stir together flour, baking powder & salt...set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter & sugar until light & fluffy.

Add eggs (minus bits of shell, of course), beat well.

stir in vanilla & milk, add flour mixture, mix until well combined.

Stir in nuts, dates & chopped cherries.


Use a measuring tablespoon to drop into bowl of crushed cornflakes.

Roll in crushed cornflakes...

Top each with a cherry quarter.

Bake at 375 for about 10 minutes.

Makes about 5 dozen.

Enjoy! ;)

Tip:  Be sure to either eat these right away or keep them sealed up tight so the cornflakes don't get stale!