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Cherry Pecan Drops

Cherry Pecan Drops Recipe

Great cherry taste


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.
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