Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

1 1/2 cups flour
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 sticks (3/4 cup) butter, softened
2 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
3 cups old fashioned oats, uncooked
1 cup dried tart cherries or raisins
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Grease large cookie sheet. Combine flour, baking soda, salt. With mixer at medium speed beat sugars and butter until creamy. Beat in vanilla then eggs 1 at a time, beating well after each. At low speed gradually beat in flour mix just till blended. With spoon stir in oats, stir in cherries or raisins, then stir in chocolate chips. Drop by tablespoons 2 inches apart. Bake 12 to 14 minutes. Yield: 4 dozen.