Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

My mom has made this forever, it seems. She used to make them with maraschino cherries (that I always picked off). Now she makes them with Smarties (candy-coated chocolate pieces) for my kids. I believe the recipe was from a Mennonite Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix all ingredients (except cherries or smarties).
  2. If using brown sugar, press with fork.
  3. If using white sugar, roll into ball and place 1/2 cherry on each cookie.
  4. Bake at 350F for about 10 minutes or until bottoms are golden.
  5. Can easily be frozen.
  6. (I have never counted how many cookies this makes; Next time I make them, I will come back and correct the servings.).