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Cherry Cookies

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Servings: 60
Categories: Cookies / Desserts / Fruits

2 1/4  c  All-purpose flour
1/2  ts  Salt
2  ts  Baking powder
3/4  c  Butter or margarine,softened
1  c  Sugar
2    Eggs
2  tb  Milk
1  t  Vanilla extract
1  c  Chopped nuts
1  c  Fine cut pitted dates
1/3  c  Chopped maraschino cherries
2 2/3  c  Crushed corn flakes
15    Maraschino cherries,quarter

Stir together flour,salt and baking powder;set aside.In a large mixing bowl,beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.Add eggs;beat well.Stir in milk and vanilla extract.Add flour mixture;thoroughly combine.Stir in nuts,dates and 1/3 cup chopped cherries. Portion dough using a level measuring tablespoon.Shape into balls.Roll in crushed corn flakes.Place about 2" apart on greased baking sheets.Top each cookie with a cherry quarter.Bake in a 375 degree oven about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.Remove immediately from baking sheets and cool on wire racks.

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