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Cherry Winks Recipe

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2 1/4 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup crisco
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 cup dates, chopped
1/3 cup maraschino cherries, chopped
2 1/2 cups crushed corn flakes
Maraschino cherry halves

Sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Blend together the crisco and sugar. Add the eggs, milk, and vanilla. Blend in the dry ingredients gradually. Add the pecans, dates, and chopped cherries. Drop by teaspoonfuls into the corn flakes. Toss lightly to coat. Form into balls. Place on greased baking sheet. Top with cherry. Bake at 375 for 12-15 minutes.




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