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Cherry Chewbilees

Posted on Mar 9, 2014 by in Desserts, Kids | 0 comments


Beyond ordinary, try these cookies made with extraordinary dried cherries!

 1 cup margarine, softened
 3/4 cup granulated sugar
 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
 2 eggs
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
 1 teaspoon baking soda
 1 package (10 ounces) vanilla-flavored morsels or 1 cup coarsely chopped white chocolate
 1 1/2 cups dried tart cherries
 1 cup coarsely chopped cashews

Put margarine, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed 3 to 4 minutes, or until well mixed.

Combine flour and baking soda. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture; mix well. Stir in vanilla-flavored morsels, dried cherries and cashews. Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven 10 to 12 minutes, or until light golden brown. Do not over bake. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Store in a
tightly covered container. These cookies freeze well.

Makes 4 to 5 dozen.

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