Nutcracker Museum

Bavarian Leavenworth, Washington

Recipes from The Nutcracker Lady

Cherry Winks

This was my mother's favorite cookie recipe, and here is the original recipe as it was printed many years ago on the box of Kellog's Corn Flakes

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 whole eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chopped dates
1/3 cup Maraschino cherries -- chopped
2 1/2 cups Kellogg's Corn Flakes -- crushed

Sift together flour, baking powder, soda and salt.

In a separate bowl, blend shortening and sugar till fluffy. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla extract.

Add dry ingredients a little at a time and blend well. Then add pecans, dates and cherries. Mix well.

Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls into 2 1/2 cups Kellogg's Corn Flakes, crushed. Toss lightly to coat. Form into balls and place on greased baking sheet. Top each with 1/4 cherry. Bake at 375º for 12-15 minutes.

Added 8/30/15

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A Non-Profit 501(c)3 Organization


Contact Us

735 Front Street
P.O. Box 2212
Leavenworth, WA 98826

(509) 548-4573

Open 7 Days a Week
1:00PM - 5:00PM

Nutcracker Museum Mission Statement:

"To foster and encourage the interest of the general public of the importance of nuts in the diets of humans throughout history and in the evolution of the nutcracker. No other tool or collectible has shown such a wide diversity of material and design as the implements used to crack the hard shell of a nut"

Museum Admission:

Adults  - $5.00  (Ages 17 - 64yrs)
Seniors - $3.50  (Age 65yrs +)
Youth   - $2.00  (Ages 6 - 16yrs)
Child    - FREE   (Ages 0 - 5yrs)
Active Military - FREE (Spouse & Children Free with ID)