Thursday, March 3, 2011

Yummy! Cherry Winks

Do you have a favorite cookie?
This is my lifetime, all time favorite cookie.
My mother use to make it for me
and now I make it myself.
Not to often, as I would definitely be chubbier than I am.

Cherry Winks
from Better Homes and Garden Cookbook
the one I received as a wedding gift.

1/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup seedless raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 1/2 cups wheat flakes, slightly crushed
(I usually use corn flakes)
Candied cherries

Oven 400 degrees
Thoroughly cream together first 4 ingredients.
Add egg and milk; beat thoroughly.
Sift dry ingredients together; add to creamed
mixture, mixing well.  Stir in raisins and nuts.
Drop by teaspoons onto crushed wheat flakes;
toss lightly to coat.  Place on greased cookie sheet
(I use a Silpat sheet) about 2 inches apart.
Top each with a candied cherry half
(I use marachino cherries)
Bake at 400 degrees about 12 minutes.
Cool slightly; remove from pan.

This recipe says it makes 3 dozen,
but maybe I make mine too big because
I never get that many; in fact I usually
double the recipe to get what I think is enough.
Ok, Ok I know enough for me may be more
than enough for you.  You know this is my favorite.


Anonymous said...

My favorite cookies are Snicker Doodles with Chocolate Chip running a close second! I would probably like these too...I love cherries!

Cathy said...

My mother used that very same recipe, Marilyn, and I always loved that cookie. Thanks for reminding me about this recipe. I bet my mom would enjoy a little plate of these cookies very much.

parTea lady said...

They do look yummy. My favorite cookies that my Mom made are thimble cookies - some people call them thumbprint cookies.

Christina said...

oh yummy!! i want to try and make these.

Kate said...

Mmmm..perfect for a morning or afternoon break...or both!

Britt-Arnhild said...

I love your teapot warmer.
I love your teacup
I love the look of the cookie

Steph said...

Choc-chip oatmeal!

Linda J. said...

My mom made the most delicious oatmeal cookie. I think the dough was formed in a roll, chilled then sliced and baked.

krys kirkpatrick said...

Oh...I could eat 4 right now. I bet you have a great tea that would go with these. Aloha from Maui

La Tea Dah said...

Yum - these sound so good!

Adrienne said...

Oh, I l-o-v-e Cherry Winks! My mom made them when I was young and they are a favorite of mine.

Tracy said...

Oh, Cherry Winks... I've not had those in a looong time! YUM! And I just love your knitted tea cozy, Marilyn. Did you knit that?! Fave cookie... oh, that's a tough on, as I love cookies. But I make a mean oatmeal-raisin cookie that has pineapple in--the bright zing of the pineapple so good with the oats & cinnamon in it. My fave nostalgic cookie though would have to be my Mom's chocolate chip cookies--they're just the best! I've been taking a tiny blog break and doing some spring cleaning & creative work. Great to catch up with you here. Happy weekend :o) ((HUGS))

Annie said...

I just added this to my recipe file. Something else to try. This looks divine.

Jeanie said...

These look great, Marilyn. I need to give these a try!

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Angela McRae said...

If these are your absolute favorite then I will *have* to make them sometime! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

Relyn said...

Who wouldn't love a cookie with a name like that?

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh I love your knitted tea cosy....