My friend Cheryl, passed this recipe to me. The cookies came out DEVINE! I make them without the cherries, but I am sure they would be great with them too! I also lined the cookie sheet with parchments paper to avoid too much spreading. When I make these cookies I let the dough chill for about 45 minutes. Make sure if you opt for white chocolate you use fine quality white chocolate, because it does make a difference!! I also used a small scoop to drop the cookies on the baking sheet.