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Baking Cookie Gifts ~ How to Make Delicious Cherry Wink Cookies with Photos and Instructions

Updated on November 28, 2016
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I grew up watching & later helping my mother make homemade cookies. They were always in our school lunch boxes. Some family favorites here..

Cherry Wink Cookie

Homemade Cherry Wink Cookie
Homemade Cherry Wink Cookie | Source

Favorite Cookie Recipes


Here we are rapidly approaching the Thanksgiving and Christmas time of year when thoughts of friends and family gatherings as well as food and gift giving comes to mind.

For several weeks now I have been making and freezing homemade cookies and have now finished the project. They are all safely put up into containers in our large chest freezer and will all be thawed at one time when I am ready to assemble the twelve different kinds that I baked this year and apportion them into decorative cookie tins.

After Christmas last year when the cookie tins that had not previously sold were put on sale, that is when I did some shopping and purchased the tins that I will be giving away this year after filling them with the assorted cookies.

The smaller cookie tins fit nicely into the larger ones so that they did not take up too much space in our hall closet where they were stored.

All of them are now washed and dried and in a short time will be leaving our home filled to the brim with sweet delights.

I think that most people truly appreciate homemade gifts and since the majority of people like cookies...they always seem to be gratefully accepted. Since we have been giving them away now for many years...some people actually start questioning my husband as to the progress of the cooking baking!


Maraschino cherries

Maraschino cherries cut into quarters (to start the process)
Maraschino cherries cut into quarters (to start the process) | Source

Cherry Winks


This cherry wink recipe takes a few extra steps to accomplish but is so pretty and festive when mixed in with more plain looking cookies that it has been made year after year even though other cookies are sometimes varied.

The topping of that piece of maraschino cherry actually does seem to wink at one! Or is it just my imagination? Wink! Wink!

Cookie ingredients


Cherry Winks call for the following:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening ( I use Crisco )
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/3 cup chopped maraschino cherries (plus a quartered cherry for the top of each cookie)
  • 2 1/2 cups cornflakes or more as needed

Instructions:

Begin by sifting the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt into a bowl.

Sifting the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together into a bowl.
Sifting the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt together into a bowl. | Source
Adding the eggs to the mixture of shortening and sugar.
Adding the eggs to the mixture of shortening and sugar. | Source

Combine the shortening and sugar creaming them together. Blend in the eggs and then add the milk and vanilla making sure that all is well mixed after each addition.

Blending in the sifted flour mixture into the wet cookie mixture.
Blending in the sifted flour mixture into the wet cookie mixture. | Source
Cookie batter prior to adding the nuts, dates and chopped maraschino cherries.
Cookie batter prior to adding the nuts, dates and chopped maraschino cherries. | Source

At this point grab your bowl of the sifted dry ingredients and gradually add them to the wet mixture blending well.

The cookie batter looks like this after the final addition of the nuts, dates and maraschino cherries.
The cookie batter looks like this after the final addition of the nuts, dates and maraschino cherries. | Source

Finally add the pecans, chopped dates and the chopped maraschino cherries.

If you do not have pecans, walnuts can be substituted. I actually grabbed the walnuts by mistake this year and it worked out fine...according to my hubby who did the honors of tasting them after the cherry winks were baked.

Dropped teaspoonful of cookie dough into cornflakes where they will be rolled into a ball shape.
Dropped teaspoonful of cookie dough into cornflakes where they will be rolled into a ball shape. | Source
Cherry wink dough rolled in cornflakes and put onto greased cookie sheet.
Cherry wink dough rolled in cornflakes and put onto greased cookie sheet. | Source

Now to begin the job of assembling these cherry winks...


Shape into balls using a rounded teaspoon of dough for each cookie making them about the size of un-shelled walnuts. Naturally you can make them a bit smaller or larger if desired...it is up to you to decide!

This batter is quite soft...could probably be chilled although the recipe does not call for that. I found it is easiest to merely drop the batter by teaspoonful into the slightly crushed cornflakes and then with one hand they can be rolled in the cornflakes into the semblance of a ball shape prior to placing onto a greased cookie sheet.


Maraschino cherries adorning the top of the cookies prior to baking.
Maraschino cherries adorning the top of the cookies prior to baking. | Source

Next...top each cookie with a quartered maraschino cherry. Press down slightly so that when the cookie is baked, the cherry will remain on top.

Bake in a 375 degree Fahrenheit oven for 10 to 12 minutes. If using a convection oven several sheets of cookies can be baked at one time and oven time will be reduced by a few minutes.

Baked Cherry Wink cookies hot out of the oven.
Baked Cherry Wink cookies hot out of the oven. | Source

Take off of baking sheets and store on wire racks until completely cooled. Do not stack or store until cold.

Makes about 5 dozen cookies.

Batch of Cherry Wink cookies cooling on wire racks.

Batch of Cherry Wink cookies cooling on wire racks.
Batch of Cherry Wink cookies cooling on wire racks. | Source

Aren't these Cherry Wink cookies pretty?


As a part of a cookie assortment, they really add some color and pizzazz to the mixture and besides that...they taste good!

Maybe you already make cookie gifts of your own or will consider making homemade cookies and giving them in the future? Be sure and check out some of my other tested and family approved cookie recipes. Some of the recipes date back several generations!

5 stars from 3 ratings of Cherry Wink Cookies Recipe

Look how pretty these cherry wink cookies look in an assortment readied for gift giving purposes.

Look how pretty these cherry wink cookies look in an assortment readied for gift giving purposes.
Look how pretty these cherry wink cookies look in an assortment readied for gift giving purposes. | Source

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi peachpurple,

      I cannot advise you as to what to do. I know that some recipes do not act the same in different elevations or even if the dryness or humidity is a factor. I used to be able to make a crisp type cookie that could be filled and it worked great in Wisconsin. I tried making it here in Houston and it would not hold its shape because of the humidity. If you used all of the ingredients correctly, I would suspect that some other factor like what I just mentioned is involved. Too bad! Thanks for giving them a try.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i just tried this recipe but my cookies spread out and the dough is too soft. Should i reduce the eggs?

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi poetryman6969,

      Having good neighbors is definitely nice and even better if they occasionally share some food. One of our neighbors recently brought us some home baked brownies. Yum!

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Patricia,

      Good luck with your fundraiser. These cookies get better with time so make them at least a few days early if possible. They freeze well also. Thanks for the votes and shares.

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      poetryman6969 2 years ago

      Love to try some of these yummy looking cornflake cookies. I think of them as cornflake cookies because I see that in the ingredients.

      When we move I need to quiz new potential neighbors on whether they bake cookies on a regular basis.

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Peggy

      I do not recall reading this before and am so glad I found it.

      We are doing a fundraiser for James that I wrote about a few hubs back. I am the cookie maker and I know these will be a hit.

      Pinning sharing and voting up++++ They look sooooo good.

      Angels once again are on the way ps

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi peachpurple,

      I am not a professional baker but at times prior to Christmas our kitchen probably resembles the activity in a bakery. :))

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      ilove these easy to bake cookies, are you a baker? You should open a bakery shop!!

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      Peggy Woods 2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      Yes, there is still plenty of time to bake Christmas cookies or other things for the holidays. Thanks for the visit and share.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      These cookies would make a wonderful gift for someone special this Christmas. Thought I would share this article/recipe again as there's still time to bake these wonderful cookies in time for Christmas gift giving. An affordable gift full off love. What could be better?

      Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas!

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Au fait,

      They do look like a festive cookie with the maraschino cherries on top. Thanks for the pin. Hope you make and enjoy them someday.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Pinned this to my 'Fabulous Deserts' board. This could be the best and least expensive gift a person could come up with in a hurry for that hard to find the perfect gift for person . . . they look beautiful and festive!

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello Steve,

      Hope your baking of the cherry wink cookies turned out well. These cookies seem to develop better flavors over time...even if frozen. Enjoy!

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Sunshine625,

      They are certainly colorful when adding them to a mixture of cookies!

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      Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Thelma,

      Hope you like these cookies. They surely are pretty when mixed in with others. Thanks for the pin and share.

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      Linda Bilyeu 3 years ago from Orlando, FL

      These cookies look fun to make and even more fun to eat! :)

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      Thelma Alberts 3 years ago from Germany

      Those look awesome. I love baking cookies especially during Christmas. I have inherited this baking cookies from my late mother-in-law. I will pin this for later use. Thank you Peggy. Voted up and shared, too.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi moonlake,

      Thanks for sharing this colorful cherry wink cookie with others on your Pinterest cookie board. Hope you enjoy them!

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      moonlake 4 years ago from America

      Just had to add this cookie to my cookie board.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello anuramkumar,

      Hope you give these cherry wink cookies a try. Happy to hear that you liked the photos and instructions. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi ignugent17,

      Nice to know that you liked this cherry wink cookie recipe and found the instructions with photos easy to follow. Thanks for your comment.

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      anuramkumar 4 years ago from Chennai, India

      They look mouth-watering. Thanks for the very clear explanation and photos.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mary,

      Thanks for the share regarding this cherry wink recipe. Will go and take a look at your Valentine cookie hub right now.

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      ignugent17 4 years ago

      Very useful! Thanks for sharing your recipe. :-)

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Peggy W. I was just noticed this Hub as a related one to my new recipe of Valentine cookies that are filled with a cream cheese filling, and I thought : that cookie looks familiar! It was this Hub! Gave me a good reason to revisit this one and to reshare.

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi vespawoolf,

      The maraschino cherries add a colorful touch as well as flavor to these cherry wink cookies. They are also pretty when mixed in with other cookies as you saw from the photo. Appreciate your comment.

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      These are beautiful little cookies and I love your photo of the cookie assortment you put together. I'm beginning to see how useful maraschino cherries can be on the baking scene. Thank you!

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello peachpurple,

      These cherry wink cookies seem to improve in flavor after a time...although they are good from the start. So feel free to make them days ahead of your Chinese New Years celebrations. Glad that you like the sound of this recipe and let me be the first to wish you a Happy Chinese New Year! :) Thanks for your comment and vote.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      love yr cherry cookies. Looks easy to follow. Will try them for this coming Chinese New Year. Voted useful

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello czczcz,

      Happy to be able to share this cherry wink cookie recipe with you. Hope you enjoy them! Thanks for your comment.

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      CZCZCZ 5 years ago from Oregon

      I love these kind of cherry cookies. Thanks for the recipe I look forward to giving a try for myself instead of the store bought ones next time I want to enjoy these delicious cookies.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi LadyLyell,

      Yes, that handwritten journal of my grandmothers should definitely be handed down and stay in the family.

      So your chef friend is now serving food at that Okavango safari site in Africa. How very interesting. Your hub on that subject was wonderful. Heading on over to read another one of your interesting hubs. Love your travel ones!

      Thanks for your comments.

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      LadyLyell 5 years ago from George, South Africa

      I will be reading up on your recipes and thanks for bringing them to my attention. Cooking never came naturally to me and to this day I find myself having to follow a recipe step by step in which case I get there.

      As for the handwritten cook book, it is more scribble that I started when my friend who is a chef came to the rescue when I was entertaining on special occassions. As he cooked I scribbled but my success story's end there.

      As a matter of interest Francois, was snapped up as a chef for a camp near the Okavango which you read about. What a life he has!

      Wasn't it wonderful how people like your grandmother wrote out recipes? This is such a personal item to be handed down.

      Enjoy your day!

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      LadyLyell 5 years ago from George, South Africa

      Just loved your story above.

      I will be reading up on your recipes and thanks for bringing them to my attention.

      Cooking never came naturally to me and to this day I find myself having to follow a recipe step by step in which case I get there.

      As for my hand written cook book, it is more scribble. I have a friend who is a chef and he came to the rescue when I had a special occassion and while he cooked I took notes.

      He now is a chef in a camp near the Okavango Delta you commented on. What a life!

      Enjoy your day!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi LadyLyell,

      Let me know what you think when you bake these cherry wink cookies. I have featured many more tried and true cookie recipes in hubs if you want more.

      A hand-written cookbook...that sounds like quite a project!

      I have an old journal of my grandmothers with handwritten recipes and actually wrote 2 different hubs about it showing the ones that I actually tried. In many cases there were no directions...just the ingredients! It is old, needless to say.

      Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi SanneL,

      These cherry wink cookies are certainly that...pretty! Except for a few cookie gifts already made up in tins to be given away I have exactly one cherry wink left after hosting several groups of people in our home who helped themselves to a plate of assorted cookies. Am sure that won't last long! :)) Thanks for your comment and votes.

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      LadyLyell 5 years ago from George, South Africa

      I have added this recipe to my handwritten cook book. I just know these biscuits will be nice. Only recently I asked my aunt for a recipe as I prefer home baked food. Now I have a few to try.

      Thanks!

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      SanneL 5 years ago from Sweden

      Oh my, these looks so yummy and pretty. Almost to pretty to eat!

      Home-made cookies is a lovely gift idea now for the holidays. Thank you for sharing this great recipe.

      Bookmarked, voted up and useful!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi oceansnsunsets,

      You are right. I think that almost everyone appreciates cookie gifts...especially if they are homemade. The cherry winks seem to get even better with time. Hope you enjoy them. Thanks for your comment.

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      Hi Peggy,What a pretty cookie! I am going to try and make those cherry winks this next weekend, as they seem so festive. You are right in that they seem like they would be a festive addition to any cookie tray. Thanks so much for sharing it!

      Cookie gifts can be so nice to give and receive. Its thoughtful and yummy. It will bring a smile any time you share. That is my experience anyway .:)

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi RTalloni,

      I agree that homemade gifts are most often appreciated because of the extra effort that went into the making of them and almost everyone likes eating a good cookie on occasion. Thanks for your comment and vote up. Appreciate it!

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      RTalloni 5 years ago from the short journey

      Your cherry winks are pretty. I think people really do appreciate homemade baked goods as gifts. Thanks for the recipe links! Voted up and bookmarked.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mark,

      I got the cookies that were made up ahead of time out of the freezer yesterday and after they were thawed divided them up into the many cookie tins. My husband made the first delivery of homemade cookies as an early Christmas gift today. Many more to be delivered and given away. As you say...homemade cookies make great gifts anytime of year. Thanks for your comment and glad that you liked this recipe hub.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi mljdgulley,

      I have given tins of homemade cookies away for Christmas presents for many years...also big baskets of them in the past. Hope that your gift recipients appreciate all of your efforts! It is a labor of love. Thanks for your comment.

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      mljdgulley354 5 years ago

      Peggy, thank you for this hub. I am making baked food baskets for Christmas presents this year. Your hub was timely for me

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Hanna,

      Hope you like this cherry wink recipe. We can all diet in January! Haha! Thanks for your comment.

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      Hello, hello, 5 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for this lovely recipe and so easy to make. I'll be rounder than long after Christmas with all mine and your love recipes. lol

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello plinka,

      Happy to be able to provide you with this cherry wink recipe. It is different from most others and stands out in a crowd just like a red dress at a black tie function. Hope that you and your parents enjoy this cookie recipe. Thanks for your comment.

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      plinka 5 years ago from Budapest, Hungary

      Another awesome recipe. Ok, I've bookmarked this one as well. At Christmas I'll be at my parents' place and I think some cookies will come in handy. I have not seen such recipe in the Hungarian magazines, so it will be a great hit. :-))) Thanks! Voted up!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi North Wind,

      If you get a deal on large Santa suits...give me a call. Haha! Hope that you enjoy these delicious cookies. Thanks for your comment.

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      North Wind 5 years ago from The World (for now)

      By the time I am finished eating all these cookies kids are going to start asking me if I am related to Santa.Ha! But I am still going to try them!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Om,

      Here is how I handle it. I make the homemade cookies and as soon as they are cool, pack them up and freeze them until ready to thaw...pack into cookie tins and then give away. Less temptation that way! Haha! Thanks for your comment.

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      Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

      Yep, yummy homemade cookies are awesome gifts. Your cherry wink recipe sounds so good, but there's just one problem. I might end up eating most of them myself instead of giving them to people! lol

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Eddy,

      Your house could smell like a bakery too if you start making all of these delicious cookies. Ha! At least you now know what a cherry wink looks like. Thanks for your comment.

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      Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

      Another recipe for me to bookmark.

      I have quite a collection now.

      Thank you for sharing and enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Alicia,

      It is nice to have completed this cookie baking marathon and it will be equally nice to be able to give these cookie gifts away when the time comes. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Cheryl,

      Since you have tasted these cherry wink cookies as well as other that I give away as cookie gifts...this comment of yours has much meaning. Thanks!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Mary,

      Thanks for your comment and votes. Hope you enjoy the cherry wink cookies when you make and bake them.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello cherylone,

      Haha! Here it to great "tasting" hubs! Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Simone,

      I agree...these cherry wink cookies are certainly distinctive when mixed with other cookies. Thanks for your comment.

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      Linda Crampton 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      What a lovely gift your cookie tins will be, Peggy. Making twelve kinds of cookies over several weeks sounds like a big job, but I'm sure your friends and relatives will appreciate your work! I love the name of these cookies, and like your other cookie recipes, this one sounds delicious.

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      Cheryl J. 5 years ago from Houston, TX

      Your cookies are the best. It is impossible to eat just one cookie. Great photos and information on making this delicious and beautiful cookie. A lovely gift idea. Great hub.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Well, as one cookie cook to another, I have bookmarked this Hub so I can go back and get more recipes. Thanks for sharing. These cherry winks are new to me, I'll try them out! You did a great job with the photos, too. I'll vote you UP, etc.etc. Goodnight.

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      Cheryl Simonds 5 years ago from Connecticut

      Another great 'tasting' hub. I love the hubs you do on baking. thanks for sharing.

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      Simone Haruko Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Wow, I've never seen cookies like these before! What great gifts they'd make! Nothing like the old (delicious, but a but boring) traditional choices I'm used to.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello LadyLyell,

      After you bake these Cherry Winks, let me know what you think. They are so pretty when I mix them into the cookie tins with the other cookies to be given away as gifts. Thanks for your comment.

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      LadyLyell 5 years ago from George, South Africa

      How yummy these cookies look and am sure they taste as good.

      Will try,

      thanks!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi livelonger,

      The word "putsy" (pronounced like putt-see) was used in our family and I just assumed it was a German expression since that was most of our heritage. Wonder if anyone else has ever used that word meaning the same thing?

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      Jason Menayan 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Ah, OK - thanks for the explanation. Had never heard the word before!

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Prasetio,

      Glad that you are enjoying these homemade cookie hubs. They do make for great cookie gifts at this time of year. Thanks for your comment and votes.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hello leahlefler,

      I have no idea how old this recipe is...but am sure that others in your cookie exchange group will undoubtedly be making others. Let me know how it turns out for you and what the reception was. The flavors seem to get even better with time. Thanks for your comment.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi livelonger,

      The word "putsy" as I came to know it meant that something took a little more trouble or was a little more intricate a project. It may have been some sort of colloquial expression...not a real word? These cookies are definitely more unusual looking...and quite striking as compared to most others. Thanks for your comment.

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      prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

      Peggy, you are a master chief. I always love your recipes related with cookies. I thought we all glad to follow your step by step instruction. Thank you very much for share with us. Rated up and useful! Cheers...

      Prasetio

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      Leah Lefler 5 years ago from Western New York

      What a festive cookie idea! We have a lot of "cookie parties" coming up (people bake 2 dozen cookies and then trade them for other cookies, so we get to come home with a wide assortment of different cookie types). I'll have to make these to trade!

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      Jason Menayan 5 years ago from San Francisco

      Why does my stomach always start rumbling when I visit one of your recipe Hubs? These look delicious. I've never seen a cookie with such an unusual texture to it (or that incorporated a maraschino cherry on top). I can very easily imagine how great they taste. And now you've piqued my curiosity: what does "putsy" mean?