Dolce Mangia
Sweet Eats
Cherry Winks

1 c sugar
3/4 c shortening
2 eggs
2 T milk
1 t vanilla
2 1/4 c flour
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 t baking soda
1 c chopped walnuts
1 c chopped dates
1/3 c maraschino cherries
2 1/2 c crushed cornflakes
15 maraschino cherries, quartered

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease cookie sheets. In a large bowl, combine sugar, shortening, eggs, milk, vanilla and blend well. Stir in the flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda, walnuts, dates, 1/3 c cherries and blend well. Chill dough. Drop round teaspoonfuls into crushed cornflakes. Form into 1" balls. Place 2" apart on cookie sheet. Top each cookie with 1/4 cherry. Bake for 10-15 minutes till lightly brown.

Time: 4 hours   Makes: 5 dozen

These are my middle brother's and were my grandfather's favorite cookie.
 
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