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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!

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COOKGIRL December 15, 2010

great cookie darlene loves these

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Dienia B. January 02, 2009

Great cherry wink recipe! I did modify it a bit. I only used 1/2 c. pecans and 1/2. of dates since that's all I had. I agree that the cornflakes were a nice crunch to the outside. This cookie even froze ok, although it wasn't in the freezer for more than 3 days!

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Pardeemom December 19, 2007

My husband's grandma requested these cookies. She gave us an old hand written recipe which was a little too worn to read. I found this recipe which seemed to match hers. Grandma loved the cookies and the memories! She did ask for more cornflakes on the outside next time we make them. Thank you very much!

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Kiko March 04, 2006

These cookies are really good! The inside is nice and soft, but the corn flakes give the outside a little crunch. My DH calls them breakfast cookies (because of the corn flakes and because they go great with coffee). If you like a cookie that isn't overpoweringly sweet, you've got to try these!

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Whisper March 14, 2004
Cherry Winks