These cookies are delish!! The combination of toasted almonds,cherries and 2 chocolates is phenomenal. I am not rating it because I made several substitutions to use what I had on hand, and I assume the problems I had with the recipe are results of those changes. First, I used margarine instead of shortening and rolled oats instead of quick-cooking. That said, the batter was really loose, the cookies spread out like crazy, and barely held together once cooked. I will definitely NOT make these changes in the future (that's right, there will be another go with these tasty little devils!). Also, I used rehydrated dried Rainier cherries instead of maraschinos which worked out nicely. I cannot emphasize strongly enough how tasty and unique these cookies are. I will most assuredly make them again, but next time I'll follow the recipe as written. In the meanwhile, I've got 4 dozen delicious cookies to get back to eating;)!!