Very Merry Munchies

Very Merry Munchies

1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1-1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup dried mixed fruit or cherries

Heat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets.

Combine butter, brown sugar, egg and vanilla; beat until well blended. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture; mix well. Stir in walnuts and dried fruit.

Drop by tablespoonfuls onto cookie sheets. Bake 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from cookie sheets; cool on wire racks.

Makes 3 dozen cookies