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Cherry Kiss Cookies

 Cherry Kiss Cookies
Topped with a chocolate kiss, these cherry-flavored cookies look super cute on a dessert tray. Share them with family and friends. —Joy Yurk, Grafton, WI
54 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 6 drops red food coloring, optional
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 54 milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat butter,
  • confectioners' sugar and salt until blended. Beat in cherry juice,
  • extract and, if desired, food coloring. Gradually beat in flour.
  • Stir in cherries.
  • Shape dough into 1-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking
  • sheets.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Immediately press
  • a chocolate kiss into center of each cookie (cookie will crack
  • around edges). Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie equals 85 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 51 mg sodium,

2 of 2

Cherry Kiss Cookies (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.