Cherry Winks ~ Classic Cookies Recipe

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This is the original recipe for a cookie that won the 2nd Pillsbury Bake Off. They contain dates, pecans, maraschino cherries, cornflakes and a kiss of vanilla extract. I have followed the original recipe but you G-F members will see my modifications for you in the Ingredints below.

I've adapted the recipe for gluten intolerant folks - you'll love it! I get requests for these and so will you.

There will be grammas and grampas out there who remember a mom, grandmother, or aunt who made these tasty, crunchy, chewy cookies for an after school treat back in the 1950s.

This will be a very pleasant forced march down memory lane for most folks. It's a huge hit with young and old.

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Servings: 4 dozen
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Ingredients

Cost per serving $2.27 view details

Directions

  1. Sift
  2. the flour, salt, soda and baking powder together & set aside
  3. Blend
  4. the shortening, sugar
  5. Add
  6. the eggs and blend with the shortening and sugar mixture
  7. Then add
  8. the milk and vanilla
  9. Incorporate
  10. the flour into the liquid mixture
  11. Add
  12. the pecans, dates and chopped cherries
  13. Mix thoroughly
  14. Crush the cornflakes
  15. Drop the teaspoonfuls of dough intot the cornflakes and roll to coat
  16. Place on a greased cookie sheet gently press a 1/4 slice of cherry in the middle of each cookie (the Wink)
  17. Bake at 350^ for 15 minutes

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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 250g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 1010  
Calories from Fat 455 45%
Total Fat 52.04g 65%
Saturated Fat 10.71g 43%
Trans Fat 12.85g  
Cholesterol 93mg 31%
Sodium 964mg 40%
Potassium 614mg 18%
Total Carbs 127.24g 34%
Dietary Fiber 8.7g 29%
Sugars 46.94g 31%
Protein 14.56g 23%
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  • Amos Miller
    March 25, 2012
    Sweets Queen - Great to hear from you! Thanks. I wasn't aware you are a G-F baker. I prefer this recipe with all purpose flour and regular corn flakes, finding G-F can run to the 'dry' side for my taste, but my G-F guinea pigs & diners really like them, so that is just peachy with me. Thanks for the comment and I hope you will find them good enough to review. Very best wishes to a favorite Chef - Amos
    • Foodessa
      March 24, 2012
      Thanks Amos for the GF modification.
      Other than the shortening part...I'm a fan of this recipe. This will be put on my list to try pronto!

      Ciao for now and flavourful wishes,
      Claudia
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      • Amos Miller
        March 25, 2012
        Sweets Queen - Great to hear from you! Thanks. I wasn't aware you are a G-F baker. I prefer this recipe with all purpose flour and regular corn flakes, finding G-F can run to the 'dry' side for my taste, but my G-F guinea pigs & diners really like them, so that is just peachy with me. Thanks for the comment and I hope you will find them good enough to review. Very best wishes to a favorite Chef - Amos

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