1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups old-fashioned oats
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/2 cups dried whole cherries
1-1/4 cups good-quality white chocolate chunks
Cream butter and sugar together with an electric mixer. Add eggs, mixing well, followed by vanilla extract. In a separate bowl, combine oats, flour, salt and baking soda. Add to creamed mixture in several additions. Stir in dried cherries and white chocolate chunks.
Drop by teaspoonsful onto ungreased baking sheets, 1 inch apart. Bake in a 375-degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown.
YIELDS: 2 1/2 dozen