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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 shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
2 Tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup dates
1/3 cup maraschino cherries

Sift flour, baking powder, soda and salt together. Cream shortening and sugar together. Blend in eggs;
add milk and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. Mix well. Fold in pecans, dates and cherries.
Shape into balls using a level tablespoon of dough for each cookie. Crush 2 1/2 cups corn flakes.
Roll each cookie in corn flakes. Place on greased cookie sheet. Top each cookie with 1/4 maraschino cherry.
Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes.




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