Saturday, August 15, 2009

Pink Saturday-August 15, 2009

Think I'll nibble on some Cherry Cookies and then prop my feet up while checking out other sites that has a Pink theme at:
Thank you Beverly for being our hostess.

I discovered this lovely Pink Zinnia planted in the gardens at the Fishing Hall of Fame, Hayward, Wisconsin. The black background was eye catching because it was smooth and rough textured. Shot was taken mid-afternoon during the heat of the day. Notice the small green leaf on the stem.
Cherry Cookies Recipe #17615
I found this recipe in my Great Grandmother's Recipe Box, per a recipe request.
by DiB's
25/min/10 min prep
3 dozen cookies (or so)
1 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1 pinch salt
2 1/2 cups flour
1 (1 ounce) jar maraschino cherries, drained and chopped rough
1. Pre-heat oven to 375 and grease well cookie sheets
2. Combine butter, sugar, vanilla, salt and flour.
3. Will be stiff.
4. Stir in chopped cherries.
5. Form into balls and place on sheets 2 inches apart.
6. Bake for 15 minutes. DO NOT LET BROWN.
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Type 17615 in the Search box at the top of Recipezaar, to get back to this recipe easily.
Read other comments. These are some suggestions I noted on my copy of this recipe:
Use 1 drop of red food color.
Add 1 or 2 teaspoons of Almond Extract.
Frost with cherry juice and powdered sugar or you could use melted chocolate instead.
How about pressing a Dove chocolate in the middle or a Hershey Cordial Kiss.
Use your imagination and be the creative cook that you are.
Thanks for visiting!


  1. thanks for droping by my blog your flower is stunning and the cookies sound yum might have to have a play

  2. Hi! What a cute pink post! I love it!

    Have a wonderful Pink Saturday.

    visit me anytime...

    Bless Our Home With Love And Laughterd

  3. Thanks for visiting me. I guess I have to try the recipe one day. Thanks for sharing and happy pink saturday.

  4. What a fun display of Pink Saturday.

    Nothing but fun! I so enjoy just lookig at all the posts put together all in the name of PINK!

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

  5. OHHHHH! That recipe sounds so yummy!!!!

  6. Thanks for visiting my blog. That recipe sounds yummy! I will have to give it a try. Happy Pink Saturday!


  7. Beautifully pink flower, thanks for visit me.
    Happy Pink Saturday!!!

  8. Oh, my sweet mama will love this recipe; almond is her favorite cooking aid ;-)

    The flower pic is gorgeous... you're right, the black makes it pop.

    Happy Pink Saturday :-)
    ~Julia @ Drawn to the Sea

  9. Zinnias are so perfect! That is the best shot, love the black background!! Thanks for the recipe, might try these this weekend!!
    Happy Pink Saturday!! xOxO Nerina :)

  10. Beautiful. I love zinnias. They are so perfect they almost seem fake. You have a beautiful blog. Now, for the fun part... I spend time in Hayward, WI every year and have for the past 22 years! My husband is from Madison and has been vacationing with his family there for over 50 years. I have been to the Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame many, many times. So much fun to see a reference to it. I was there in June.

    The cherry cookies sound amazing!

    Mermaid Debbie

  11. That picture is just amazing! WOW!
    Have a very Happy Pink Saturday and a wonderful Sunday too!

    Come on over and join my House Beautiful giveaway. Drawing today!

  12. Thank you for your visit and for sharing this delightful recipe and Gorgeous Zinnia. Happy PS!

  13. Hello, Joyce,
    Beautiful shot of that zinnia. They are some of the happiest flowers I grow. Also, thank you for your grandmother's cookie recipe. It is wonderful to have this recipe from your past. Have a blessed weekend. Vicki

  14. cookies and a pink zinnia?! what could be better on Pink Saturday!

  15. What a sweet Pink Saturday blog post! Sadly, every Saturday for the past few weeks it has been raining in northern Michigan. So, this day always brings a little sunshine my way. Thanks so much for the treat!

    ♥Wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend♥

  16. Beautiful zinnia! Happy Pink Saturday!

  17. Happy PS, Joyce! The Zinna is so beautiful! The cherry cookies sound so delicious!

    Thanks for the recipe!

    Have a lovely weekend!


  18. Happy Pink Saturday!

    This photo effect is awesome!

    ~ Gabriela ~

  19. Your photo is amazing! Thanks for the cookie recipe.

  20. They sound delicious! I love almond extract in cookies. Happy Pink Saturday and have a loveleigh evening!

  21. That zinnia is so pretty! I used to grow them now I wonder why I ever stopped as it is so pretty! Happy Pink saturday,


  22. Beautiful zinnia. Thank you for sharing the cookie recipe
    Happy PS and enjoy your weekend

  23. That flower is stunning with the black background!

  24. Nice contrast! The pink really just pops. You took a wonderful shot.


  25. Hi Joyce!
    Wonderful picture!! No cookies, thanks! Absolut diet... ;))

    Blogtrotter is leaving Iceland, but before departing it shows you the incredible Blue Lagoon. Enjoy and have a fabulous week!