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
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.