1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup sugar
⅓ cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon salt
½ cup red candied cherries, chopped
½ cup green candied cherries, chopped
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup chocolate chips
Beat butter and sugars until creamy. Beat in vanilla and then eggs, one at a time. Mix flour, baking powder and salt in separate bowl, add to butter-egg mixture and beat on low speed until blended. Stir in red and green cherries and nuts. Drop rounded teaspoons of dough on greased cookie sheet 1 inch apart.
Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden.
Melt chocolate chips in microwave and drizzle over cookies.
Yield: Makes 4 dozen.
Freezeworthy: Yes, but cool completely first.
Submitted by Betty Wall, Clearwater