Vanilla Chip Cherry Cookies
1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 package (10 to 12 ounces) vanilla or white chips
1 jar (10 ounces) maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extract. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in chips and cherries.
Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Makes 4-1/2 dozen.