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Crunchy Cherry Cookies

User Rating 5 Star Rating (8 Reviews)


These classic cookies are crunchy with cornflakes, topped with a piece of maraschino cherry.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Makes 60 cookies


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 cup chopped dates
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried cherries
  • 3 cups cornflakes, crushed
  • 30 maraschino cherries


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In large bowl, combine butter and sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs, orange juice, and vanilla; beat well to combine. Add dry ingredients and mix well. Stir in pecans, dates, and 1/3 cup chopped cherries. Cover dough and chill in refrigerator for 2-4 hours.

Shape dough into balls using a level tablespoon of dough. Roll each ball of dough in crushed cornflakes and place on parchment paper-lined cookie sheets. Top each cookie with 1/2 maraschino cherry. Bake at 375 degrees F for 9-12 minutes until light golden brown and set. Let cool on cookie sheet for 4 minutes, then remove to wire racks to cool.

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 5 out of 5
Generation, Guest naNa

I was a child in the 50s when I made these from the recipe on the Corn Flakes box. I may still have the cardboard from the box. My sister who is 2 years younger still remembers them fondly. I may just bake some with my granddaughter and send to my sis.

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