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2 1/4 C. unbleached flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
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 tsp. vanilla extract
1 C. pecans, chopped
1 C. dates, chopped
1/3 C. maraschino cherries, chopped (Note)
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 the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy; add eggs, milk and vanilla and continue to beat. Stir in flour mixture until just mixed. Fold in the chopped nuts, dates and chopped cherries.
Dough will be stiff; if sticky, chill in refrigerator. Drop level tablespoonfuls into the crushed corn flakes and roll to form a ball. Place onto greased baking sheet. Press a cherry half into the center of each ball, flattening slightly. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely. Wipe the baking sheets with a greased paper towel in between batches.
Store in sealed container. Makes about 5 dozen winking cookies.
Note: for Christmas, use mixed red and green maraschino cherries.