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Makes 4-1/2 dozen cookies.


    · 1 cup margarine, softened
    · 3/4 cup granulated sugar
    · 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
    · 2 eggs
    · 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    · 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
    · 1 teaspoon baking soda
    · 1-2/3 cups coarsely chopped white chocolate or vanilla milk chips
    · 1½ cups dried tart cherries
    · 1 cup cashews, coarsely chopped 


Combine margarine, granulated sugar, brown sugar, eggs and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until thoroughly mixed. Combine flour and baking soda; gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture. Stir in white chocolate, dried cherries and cashews. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets.

Bake in a preheated 350-degree oven 10 to 12 minutes, or until light golden brown. Do not overbake. Let cool on wire racks; store in a tightly covered container. These cookies freeze well.

Recipe courtesy of the Cherry Marketing Institute - www.cherrymkt.org/


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