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Cherry Pecan Dreams

 Cherry Pecan Dreams
Packed with fruit, nuts and vanilla chips, these goodies are sure to please. If you prefer, replace the cherries with cranberries or apricots.
40 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon grated orange peel
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups white baking chips
  • 1 cup dried cherries, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat
  • in egg and orange peel. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt;
  • gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Fold in the chips,
  • cherries and pecans.
  • Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto greased baking
  • sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden
  • brown. Cool for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks. Yield:
  • about 3 dozen.