A recipe from the Sneaky Kitchen
2 1/4 C. unbleached flour
1/2 tsp. salt
3/4 C. butter or margarine (1-1/2 sticks)
1 C. granulated sugar
2 large eggs
2 Tbsp. milk
1 C. pecans, chopped
1 C. dates, chopped
1/3 C. maraschino cherries, chopped
2 1/2 cups corn flakes, crushed
more maraschino cherries, halved, for garnish
Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease two
baking sheets. Sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda & salt; set
In lg. bowl cream together butter & sugar until fluffy; add
eggs, milk & vanilla & continue to beat. Stir in flour mixture until just mixed. Fold in
the chopped nuts, dates & chopped cherries.
Dough will be stiff; if sticky, chill in
refrigerator. Drop by level Tblsp. into crushed corn flakes & roll to form ball. Place onto
baking sheet. Press a cherry half into center of
each ball, flattening slightly.
Bake 10 to 12 min.
Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Wipe baking
sheets with a greased paper towel in between batches.
Store in sealed
container. Makes about 5 dz. winking cookies.
Note: For Christmas,
use mixed red & green maraschino cherries.