In just one holiday cheery blink, these cookies can disappear. Double the recipe for the hungry holidays.
1 3/4 cups Wheaties cereal
1/2 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1 tablespoon plus 1 1/2 teaspoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup Gold Medal all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts
About 36 candied or maraschino cherries
Yield: about 3 dozen cookies
Do-Ahead: Cookie dough can be covered and refrigerated up to 24 hours before baking. If it's too firm, let stand at room temperature 30 minutes.
Nutrition Information: 1 Serving: Calories 70 (Calories from Fat 25); Total Fat 3g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat ncg); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 50mg; Total Carbohydrate 10g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars ncg); Protein 1g
Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 2%; Calcium 2%; Iron 8%
Exchanges: 1/2 Starch; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: nc
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Recipe and photograph courtesy of Betty Crocker 2007/TM General Mills.
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