1 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup shortening
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 large eggs
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chopped dates
1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries, well drained
1-1/2 cup coarsely crushed cornflakes cereal
15 maraschino cherries, quartered, drained
Heat oven to 375 degrees.
Grease cookies sheets. In large bowl, combine sugar, shortening, milk, vanilla,
and eggs; beat well.
Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, pecans, dates, and 1/3 cup
chopped cherries; mix well.
Cover dough with plastic wrap and refrigerate for easier handling.
Drop dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into cereal; thoroughly coat.
Form into balls; place 2-inches apart on greased cookie sheets.
Press maraschino cherry piece into top of each ball.
Bake for 10-15 minutes until light golden brown.