Cherry Winks

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Sharon123

This is a 1950 Pillsbury BAKE-OFF Contest winner favorite!

Top Review by COOKGIRl

If you're searching for an easy, festive, nostalgic Christmas cookie recipe, look no further. I cut the recipe in half. Used equal parts pecans and walnuts, unbleached flour. Spectrum Naturals' brand shortening for standard Crisco. I found Corn Flakes in bulk and buying them that way reduced the cost significantly. The cookies were made a little bigger because I used a cookie scoop (greased) to form the dough which meant they were baked a full 15 minutes. I don't ever remember tasting Cherry Winks before and this was a real treat! Thanks, Sharon!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oven to 375*.
  2. Grease cookie 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 for easier handling (about 1/2 hour).
  6. Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into cereal; thoroughly coat.
  7. Form into balls; place 2 inches apart on greased cookie sheets.
  8. Lightly press maraschino cherry piece into top of each ball.
  9. Bake at 375* for 10 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
  10. Yield: 5 dozen cookies.

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