Cherry Blinks

In just one holiday cheery blink, these cookies can disappear. Double the recipe for the hungry holidays.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 36

Ingredients

1 3/4
cups Wheaties™ cereal
1/2
cup sugar
1/3
cup shortening
1
tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons milk
1
teaspoon vanilla
1
egg
1
cup Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1/2
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon baking soda
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/2
cup raisins
1/2
cup chopped nuts
About 36 candied or maraschino cherries
  • 1 Heat oven to 375ºF. 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.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 Bake 10 to 12 minutes or just until set. Immediately remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.

Expert Tips

Cookie dough can be covered and refrigerated up to 24 hours before baking. If it's too firm, let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
70
(
Calories from Fat
25),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
3g
3%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
),
Cholesterol
5mg
5%;
Sodium
50mg
50%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
),
Protein
1g
1%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
 
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.