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Paradise and Pennant Candied Fruit

Cherry Winks Cookies

This cookie recipe is filled with an assortment of ingredients blended together and are transformed into these sweet, crunchy cookies. Made with chopped hazelnuts or pecans, chopped dates, and chopped candied cherries.This recipe can be seen on many Christmas cookie trays during the holidays.



  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/3 cup chopped red and green candied cherries
  • 1 1/2 cups coarsely crushed corn flakes cereal
  • 16 Red Candied cherries, sliced in half
  • 16 Green Candied cherries, sliced in half


In large bowl, beat sugar and shortening with electric mixer on medium speed, scraping bowl occasionally, until well blended.

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