I've chosen one of my favorite cookie recipes. I got the recipe from my grandmother, Edith. I LOVE to bake cookies. I give away plates of cookies to my neighbors and service providers.

Cherry Blink Cookies

About 3 dozen cookies.  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  • Ingredients

     

    • 1 3/4cups Wheaties™ cereal
    • 1/2cup sugar
    • 1/3cup shortening
    • 1tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons milk
    • 1teaspoon vanilla
    • 1egg
    • 1cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
    • 1/2teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/4teaspoon salt
    • 1/2cup raisins
    • 1/2cup chopped nuts
    • About 36 candied or maraschino cherries
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  • Heat oven to 375°F. Crush cereal; set aside. In large bowl, mix sugar, shortening, milk, vanilla and egg. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Stir in raisins and nuts.
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    Drop dough by teaspoonfuls into crushed cereal; roll gently until completely coated. Place cookies about 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Press cherry into each cookie.
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    Bake 10 to 12 minutes or just until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.