Happy Valentine's Day!
And "Go Red" Month, too! Cherries are "good for you" with lots of anthocyanins - queritrin and ellagic acid.
CHERRY VANILLA PECAN COOKIES
1/2 cup (minus 1 tablespoon) unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup white whole wheat flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Drop by teaspoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
2 cookies equals 109 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 22 mg cholesterol, 90 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.