Do you ever receive recipes from friends or co-workers and even though you have every intention of making them, it just seems that you never actually get it done? It’s happened to me many times. Recently as I was looking through my recipe binder I came across one of those recipes for cherry cookies. The recipe was called Cherry Winks and I decided to give it a try.
Anything with cherries, especially maraschino cherries can’t turn out bad, right? I followed the recipe as given to me exactly, but when the cookies were still warm from the oven I wasn’t quite sure what to think of the taste. They weren’t bad, just a unique flavor and some crispness with the corn flakes on the outside.
The next day though, the cookies were great! Isn’t that true of lots of foods; after allowing all the flavors to merge overnight they taste yummier the next day. It wasn’t until I was eating one of the cookies, and very pleasantly surprised by the taste; that I realized the back of the Kellogg’s Corn Flakes box had the same recipe! My unique recipe was not unique at all! So though this recipe was new to me, it may be one that you have made many times before.
- 2 2/3 cup Kellogg's Corn Flakes
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup margarine or butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 cup chopped nuts
- 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
- 15 maraschino cherries (cut into quarters)
- Crush the cornflakes to measure 1 1/2 cups and set aside.
- Stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
- In large mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Add eggs; beat well.
- Stir in milk, vanilla and flour mixture.
- Mix until smooth and combined.
- Stir in nuts and chopped cherries.
- Shape into balls, roll in crushed corn flakes.
- Top each with a cherry.
- Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes until lightly browned.
- Cool. Makes 5 dozen cookies.
The only difference between this recipe and the one on the back of the Kellogg’s Corn Flakes box is:
- 2 1/4 cups flour vs 2 1/2 cups flour
- Kelloggs includes 1 cup finely chopped, pitted dates
- 1/3 cup chopped cherries vs 1/2 cup chopped cherries
- Cooking temperature 350 degrees vs 375 degrees
May you and your loved ones have a very blessed Christmas. Even though we should put Jesus first, He often gets pushed to the back burner during Christmas because we’re so busy buying those gifts, etc. And I am probably one of the worst at doing that. This is a call for me to remember that Jesus is truly the reason for the season!
Give the cookies a try and let me know what you think. Thank you for reading!
P.S. Love cherries? Try this recipe for “Cherry Delight“.
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