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Cherry Chocolate Nut Cookies

 Cherry Chocolate Nut Cookies
Each Christmas, I make about 600 cookies to share with family and friends. The holidays wouldn't be the same without several batches of these colorful goodies. —Sybil Brown, Highland, California
60 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in the egg, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, salt
  • and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir
  • in the remaining ingredients.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking sheets. Bake
  • at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire
  • racks to cool. Yield: 5 dozen.