Thursday, December 18, 2008

Cherry Winks - Odd Cookies Continued

Hooray! I won cookbooks! Please go visit Mommy's Kitchen where I won the books. She has a recipe for dinner rolls made from a cake mix! There's a bunch of other fabulous recipes there also!

Last night, Frick and I made grandma's Cherry Winks. These are not that odd, but they do have maraschino cherries and dates and cornflakes. It is a weird mixture, but it all works.

You will need special equipment to make these - kitchen shears and a cornflake roller.

Pictures of my equipment:

Kitchen Shears - Fabulous for cutting cherries and biscuits

Cornflake Roller - Super cute and essential

Cherry Winks
1 (10-ounce) jar maraschino cherries
1 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped dates
1/2 cup chopped pecans

Drain the maraschino cherries. Cut 13 maraschino cherries in half, then in half again. Chop the remaining cherries into small pieces. In large bowl, cream butter, brown sugar, sugar, vanilla, and almond extract. Add eggs; mix well. Combine dry ingredients and add to mixture. Fold in chopped cherries, dates and pecans.
Form dough into small ball and roll in crushed corn flakes. Put one of the halved cherries in center of ball. Put on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 10 to 15 minutes. Makes about six dozen.
Finished cherry winks - see the little cherry - it's "winking" at you. Those are peppernuts in the middle of the plate. I am trying to get rid of them. I am having Farmer Brown sneak them into work today. They'll eat anything.


Blissful Babe said...

I'm sucha dork. I'm thinking to myself, "What the heck is a cornflake roller????"


Congrats on the win!

Julie said...

That is a cute cornflake roller! I need to get one of those :)

Emily said...

It is an odd combination, but it works. It's kind of old timey, you know?
I bet the cornflakes make these delicious!


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