Grandma Rhea’s Cherry Winks

Sift together:

2 1/2 C sifted flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt

Combine and cream well:

3/4 C shortening (butter for me)
2 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla

Blend in sifted, dry ingredients. Mix well.

Add:

1 C chopped nuts
1 C choppped dates
1/3 C chopped maraschino cherries

Shape into balls using a level Tbps of dough. Flatten. Crush 2 1/2 C corn flakes. Roll each ball of dough into corn flakes. Place on greased baking sheet. Top each cookie with 1/2 of a maraschino cherry.

Bake at 375 F for 10 minutes. Do not stack or store until cold.

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