This recipe, given to me by a friend years ago, was one I used to save just for Christmas. But friends and family began to request them regularly, and now I buy extra candied cherries when they go on sale in December so I can make the treats all year long.
When guests drop in unexpectedly, be ready with these cheerful citrus-flavored tidbits from Patricia Marsh of Phoenix, Arizona. Finely chopped walnuts can be substituted for pecans in the cookie coating.
Kids and cookies go together. Given kids affinity for sugar, you might as well temper it with some of the "good stuff", in this case, oats with their soluble fiber and whole wheat, with its extra vitamins, minerals and bran. Trust us: the kids won't know they're getting anything "healthy" in their favorite cookie!—Taste of Home Cooking School