Preheat oven to 375º.
Combine flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl.
Beat butter, sugars and vanilla extract in large mixing bowl until creamy, add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one, gradually add flour mixture, stir in chocolate chips and nuts and fruit.
Drop by rounded tablespoons onto ungreased baking sheets.
Bake for 9 to 12 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheet.
Time saver: Use your favorite packaged refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough, mix in candied cherries and bake as instructed on cookie dough package. Enjoy!