My mother used to make this for Christmas when we (my siblings and I) were kids. Then, for a long time, she didn't. A few years ago I asked about it and she hunted down the recipe. It has once again become a tradition for Christmas morning. It is a coffee cake with a crunchy caramel-walnut-cherry topping.

(Source: Bisquick box, years ago)
  1. Combine to form a dough:
  2. Melt 3 T butter or margarine in a 9" ring pan. Sprinkle in 3 T brown sugar. Put maraschino cherries and whole walnuts in the bottom of the pan at regular intervals (this will be the top of the cake).

  3. Mix 1/2 c sugar and 2 tsp cinnamon and add chopped walnuts.

  4. Shape 12 balls out of the biscuit dough and roll each in melted butter then in the cinnamon-nut mixture. Place the balls in the ring pan.

  5. Bake 25-30 min at 400 deg. Invert onto platter immediately after taking from the oven. Serve warm.

Updated: April 5, 1996
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