1 cup packed brown sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 large egg
2 tablespoons 2% milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup maraschino cherries, well drained and chopped
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1. In a large bowl, cream brown sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. In another bowl, mix the flour, salt and baking soda; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Stir in the cherries, coconut and pecans.
2. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 10 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
YIELD: 4 dozen.
1 cookie: 81 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 74mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.