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Cherry Pecan Drops


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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Reviews of Cherry Pecan Drops:

1-5 of 5 reviews  

  Ashley in Harrisburg, Pa  Dec 12, 2011
Would make this again.
I thought these cookies were great! After reading the reviews, I omitted the cereal step. I also used craisens instead of dates. I found they are more of a cakey cookie as opposed to crispy. I plan to make these again very soon since they were made this past Friday and gone already. Enjoy! 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 13, 2007
Would make this again.
Delicious, but I also think that the cereal is a too much. 5 stars

  joanna in Indiana  Dec 4, 2004
Would make this again.
It is one of the cookies my husband always asks for at Christmas. 5 stars

  Donna in Detroit  Dec 24, 2002
Would make this again.
I enjoyed these cookies so much last year that I'm making them again this year. They were a hit! 5 stars

  A cookie baker in Texas  Dec 5, 2002
Would make this again.
I like this cookie recipe however I think the rolling in cereal is a bit much. I would omit this step but every else is good. 5 stars

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