Total Time
35mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

My grandmother used to make these at holiday time. Yield is a guess.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease cookies sheets.
  3. In large bowl, combine sugar, shortening, milk, vanilla, and eggs; beat well.
  4. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pecans, dates, and 1/3 cup chopped cherries; mix well.
  5. Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate until chilled for easier handling, if desired.
  6. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into cereal; thoroughly coat.
  7. Form into balls; place 2-inches apart on greased cookie sheets.
  8. Press maraschino cherry piece into top of each ball.
  9. Bake for 10-15 minutes until light golden brown.

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