2015 Recipe Contest Submissions

Cherry Winks

Submitted by: Sandra Snyder from Shelby Electric Cooperative

Message from Sandra Snyder:

My mother says this recipe was on the Corn Flakes box when we were younger. We made the cookies at Christmas time and they were always one of my favorites.


2 1/4 Cup sifted flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 Cup softened butter or margarine
1 Cup sugar
2 eggs
2 Tblsp milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup chopped nuts
1 cup finely cut dates
1/3 Cup maraschino cherries
2/3 Cup crushed corn flakes
18 maraschino cherries (cut into quarters)


1. Sift flour, baking powder, soda and salt together and set aside.
2.Blend butter & sugar; add eggs and beat well. Stir in milk and vanilla. Add sifted dry ingredients together with nuts, dates and cherries. Mix well.
3.Shape dough into balls, using 1 level Tbsp dough for each. Roll balls in Kellogs Corn flake crumbs. Place on greased baking sheet. Top each cookie with 1/4 maraschino cherry.
4. Bake at 375 degrees for approx 12 min or until lightly browned.