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This recipe is on a old 3x5 card. It's not in my Mother's or Grandmother's handwriting and Mom doesn't recognized it either, so I don't know who or where it comes from. I wish I knew who to thank for this recipe because it's another family favorite.

For this recipe you will need a very sturdy hand mixer or a KitchenAid.

The ingredients are:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups of flour, well sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 package of white chocolate chips
  • 1 1/2 cups of dried cherries
  • 1 cup of cashews, coarsely chopped

    Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line up your baking trays and line them with Silpats if you have them.

    In a large bowl, place the butter, both sugars, eggs and vanilla. Cream the ingredients together using either a hand mixer or a Kitchen-Aide at a medium speed for several minutes. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking soda and mix them together well. Slowly add the add flour mixture to butter mixture until both are well combined. Next, stir in white chocolate chips, the dried cherries and the cashews. Spoon a tablespoon of cookie dough into your hands and roll into a ball. You should get 16 small balls on each baking tray. Bake the cookies for 10 to 12 minutes, or until they are a light, golden brown. Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack quickly. This recipe will make about 4 dozen cookies.

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