Weeping Angel Cherry Don’t Blinks

The best things happen when you combine Doctor Who, Weeping Angels, boozy cherries, breakfast cereal, and cookie ingredients to make Cherry Don't Blinks.

The first time I ever watched the well-known British science-fiction television show Doctor Who was somewhere around 1986, and it certainly wasn’t a show that instantly captured my heart by any means. In fact, I think I spent a few hours pondering over exactly who in the world could possibly find such a show entertaining. Mind you, I was thinking this whilst playing Dungeons & Dragons with my older brother, so my opinion on the subject probably doesn’t account for a whole lot. Forward many years later, when I once again came into contact with the show while vacationing with several high school friends. There was a marathon of the same television show running, only this time the episodes were way more current and featured the creatures known as Weeping Angels. I was instantly hooked, while simultaneously being scared to death of course.

Weeping Angels are by far the creepiest and most devilish invention created to basically scare the living crap out of a person. These creatures that resemble innocent stone statues wait for you to turn away or close your eyes to viciously attack. In the blink of an eye they will be on you, and you, in turn, will become one of them. So what you say? Well imagine you are taking a delightful stroll around your neighborhood, and every fifth yard you pass has an angel statue in it. As you walk past, keeping the angel within your sight at all times you are completely fine, but at some point, you need to keep walking and your eye contact will be broken. It’s quite possible that the cherubic piece of stone statuary that one of your clearly delusional neighbors seems to find so appealing will most likely choose that exact moment to attack you with its vampire teeth and ferocious clawing nails.

My unlikely, yet utterly delicious solution to the problem are these Weeping Angel Cherry Don’t Blinks. They’ll help to remind you that an angel statue is never just an angel statue and that somewhere beneath that stone or resin facade, there is always the possibility of something evil that is just waiting to come out at any moment. Whatever you do “Don’t blink, blink and you’re dead. They are fast, faster than you can believe. Don’t turn your back, don’t look away, and don’t blink.” Try throwing the angels a few bourbon-infused Weeping Angel Cherry Don’t Blinks and maybe you’ll gain a few more seconds to make your escape, or instead just scarf them all down by yourself and avoid any neighborhood where an angel statue resides. Chances are those neighborhoods are home to a bunch of sadistic, creepy, and deranged individuals anyway, who clearly have no idea what a Weeping Angel is, and will one day find themselves in the clutches of one due to their own ignorance.

The best things happen when you combine Doctor Who, Weeping Angels, boozy cherries, breakfast cereal, and cookie ingredients to make Cherry Don't Blinks.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (10-oz.) Jar Maraschino Cherries
  • Bourbon
  • ¾ Cup Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Cherry Liquid
  • 1 Tablespoon Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 ¼ Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Cup Sliced Almonds
  • 1 Cup Finely Chopped Dates
  • 2 ¼ Cups Special K Cereal

The best things happen when you combine Doctor Who, Weeping Angels, boozy cherries, breakfast cereal, and cookie ingredients to make Cherry Don't Blinks.

Directions:

  1. In a strainer, drain the juice off of the Maraschino cherries and discard. Place the cherries back into the jar, and then cover with bourbon by ½-inch. Refrigerate for at least 1 week.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Drain the cherries, making sure to reserve the bourbon juice.
  4. On medium speed, cream the butter and sugar for 3 minutes.
  5. Add each egg one at a time, mixing until well combined on medium speed.
  6. Add the 1-tablespoon cherry liquid, whipping cream, and extract; mix for 2 minutes on medium speed.
  7. In a medium bowl, sift or whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  8. On low speed, slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture, and mix until just combined.
  9. Cut 15 of the cherries in half; set aside.
  10. Roughly chop the remaining cherries and then add them to the cookie dough along with the sliced almonds and chopped dates. Fold everything together until well combined with a silicone spatula.
  11. Crush the cereal lightly in a large plastic baggie with a rolling pin, and then pour the crushed cereal into a bowl.
  12. Use a small cookie scoop or tablespoon to measure out equal amounts of dough. Roll each scoop of dough between your hands to form a ball, and then toss to coat in the crushed cereal.
  13. Place each dough ball onto a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet and then press half of a cherry into each one. Do not place more than 12 balls of dough onto the baking sheet at a time.
  14. Bake for 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  15. Allow to rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a baking rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.
  16. Store in an airtight container.

The best things happen when you combine Doctor Who, Weeping Angels, boozy cherries, breakfast cereal, and cookie ingredients to make Cherry Don't Blinks.

Suggestions:

  • The longer you soak the cherries, the more bourbon they will absorb. If you are making this recipe for children you can skip the bourbon, or just not top each cookie with a bourbon soaked cherry. They will certainly not notice the taste of bourbon in the cookie, but they will, however, taste it in the cherry garnish.
  • You will have leftover bourbon infused cherry juice. You can either drink this liquid straight up or serve it with ice and cola.
  • This recipe will yield approximately 30 cookies.
  • Check out the video below to learn more about Weeping Angels.

Improvements:

  • Replace half of the dates with chopped chocolate.
  • Use your favorite cereal in place of the Special K.
  • Bake a batch of these Cherry Don’t Blinks, order a pizza or two, and host a Doctor Who: Weeping Angels marathon.

Weeping Angel Cherry Don’t Blinks

Weeping Angel Cherry Don’t Blinks

Ingredients:

  • 1 (10-oz.) Jar Maraschino Cherries
  • Bourbon
  • ¾ Cup Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon Cherry Liquid
  • 1 Tablespoon Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 2 ¼ Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ Teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1 Cup Sliced Almonds
  • 1 Cup Finely Chopped Dates
  • 2 ¼ Cups Special K Cereal

Directions:

  1. In a strainer, drain the juice off of the Maraschino cherries and discard. Place the cherries back into the jar, and then cover with bourbon by ½-inch. Refrigerate for at least 1 week.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Drain the cherries, making sure to reserve the bourbon juice.
  4. On medium speed, cream the butter and sugar for 3 minutes.
  5. Add each egg one at a time, mixing until well combined on medium speed.
  6. Add the 1-tablespoon cherry liquid, whipping cream, and extract; mix for 2 minutes on medium speed.
  7. In a medium bowl, sift or whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  8. On low speed, slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture, and mix until just combined.
  9. Cut 15 of the cherries in half; set aside.
  10. Roughly chop the remaining cherries and then add them to the cookie dough along with the sliced almonds and chopped dates. Fold everything together until well combined with a silicone spatula.
  11. Crush the cereal lightly in a large plastic baggie with a rolling pin, and then pour the crushed cereal into a bowl.
  12. Use a small cookie scoop or tablespoon to measure out equal amounts of dough. Roll each scoop of dough between your hands to form a ball, and then toss to coat in the crushed cereal.
  13. Place each dough ball onto a Silpat or parchment paper lined baking sheet and then press half of a cherry into each one. Do not place more than 12 balls of dough onto the baking sheet at a time.
  14. Bake for 12 minutes, or until golden brown.
  15. Allow to rest on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a baking rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining dough.
  16. Store in an airtight container.
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  • thenotsocreativecook

    I somehow felt scared and curious about the weeping angels. I don’t think I have seen Doctor Who, but your story is telling me to watch it. The cookies, on the other hand, look so delicious with cherries on top. Thanks for joining Fiesta Friday #164. Have fun!

    • Thanks for stopping by…you should try watching it…it’s an interesting show!

  • Ok, that was a thoroughly terrifying and blissful post all at once. You crack me up so much, I loved it! Now I am going to be afraid to turn my back on the cherubs!

  • Chimee Ahaiwe

    Ok this looks very yummy!!

  • Valerie Carmona

    You seriously made me paranoid with this, when I lived in Paris sometimes I would have those exact thoughts but had never seen this show. I love how you took a modern recipe and connected to a childhood memory!

    • Thanks Valerie…they seriously creep me out! Although, it’s probably not a great idea for me to have so many concrete farm animals in my yard either…who knows when they may turn into monsters!

  • Tia

    These looks delicious! I will keep these in mind for my next baking experiment.

  • I didn’t start watching Doctor Who until a few years ago. I always call Matt Smith “My Doctor” because he’s the one I started out with. Weeping Angels are by far my favorite and these little cookies are perfect for it. I really want to make these and marathon Weeping Angels like you suggested!

    • He was my fave too…it’s hard when they switch out…it always takes awhile to fall in love with the new Doctor!

  • My friends want me to watch Doctor Who! It’s definitely on my list!

    • Go for it. It may take a bit to get into it but I think you’ll like it. There’s some unique humor!

  • I am definitely going to try this during the summer.

  • Heather Petrey

    I’ve never watched Doctor Who yet, but I may have to get with Shasie and watch it with her. But those cookies though….

  • This immediately made me so happy! It’s been a while since I’ve sen Dr. Who, but right off, I knew this would be great 🙂

    • Ashley, I’ve missed the last year or so too and can’t wait to catch up!