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Cherry Wink Cookies

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“My husband was at a client's house and she served these to him. He loved them and asked her for the recipe so I could make them. Neither of us like dates or cherries, but we love these cookies.”
3 1/2 dozen

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the shortening and granulated sugar.
  3. Blend in the eggs, one at a time, until well combined.
  4. Add the milk and vanilla.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture and mix well.
  6. Carefully add the chopped dates, nuts and 1/3 cup cherries and mix well.
  7. Chill dough for about 1 hour so it is easier to roll into balls.
  8. Shape dough into small balls using a level tablespoon for each cookie.
  9. Roll each ball into the crushed cornflakes.
  10. Place on greased baking sheet or parchment-lined baking sheet.
  11. Top each cookie with 1/4 of a cherry, if desired.
  12. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  13. Enjoy!

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