|Flour||2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Shortening||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||2 Teaspoon|
|Pecans||1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped|
|Dates||1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped|
|Maraschino cherries||1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs), chopped|
|Cornflakes||2 1⁄4 Cup (36 tbs), crushed|
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together into a bowl.
Combine the shortening, sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla in a separate mixing bowl and beat well.
Add the flour mixture; mix well.
Stir in the pecans, dates and cherries.
Shape the dough into 3/4 inch balls and roll in cornflakes.
Place on a non stick cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
Press a maraschino cherry half into each warm cookie.