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Make Ahead Cherry Winks Recipe

Make Ahead Cherry Winks

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"This recipe uses a make ahead mix that can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 4 weeks. Add the ingredients listed below to the mix for Cherry Winks!"

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Combine 2 cups of Make Ahead Cookie Mix with white sugar, egg, butter, and vanilla. Add nuts if desired. Stir in raisins and chopped maraschino cherries.
  3. Shape dough into balls. Press half of a Maraschino cherry into each cookie and bake 11-16 minutes.
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Jan 26, 2004

These cookies were so easy to make and they looked as though I brought them at the store. My friends loved them as gifts.

Dec 26, 2006

These were really Delicious and looked beautiful on my Gift cookie trays. Added areally festive look to them. Thanks!


5 Ratings

Jan 10, 2006

the kids loved these

Dec 11, 2011

The recipe is not clear that you need to make an indent with your thumb or finger on each ball of dough, THEN place the cherry on TOP of the cookie and bake. It sounded to me like I needed to put the cherries inside the dough--hubby looked at them and said "That's not the way my mom always made them!" Ooops! I had to find a picture online to see what he was talking about. :p This recipe BARELY makes 24, if you make small-ish balls of dough. So don't cut 24 cherries in half, only cut 12. In my oven, they came out still white, but nice and cooked at 11 minutes, so watch to make sure you don't overbake.

Feb 24, 2013

This were lovely! I skipped the nuts because my husband isn't a huge fan and I put nuts in the other "Make Ahead" recipes, so I figured I'd give him a break on this one. These would be really nice on a holiday cookie tray, very pretty. So easy when you have a batch of the "Make Ahead Mix" already prepared!


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  • Calories
  • 128 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 21 mg
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Fiber
  • 0.7 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 1.5 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 20 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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