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Cherry Kiss Cookies Recipe
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Cherry Kiss Cookies Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:54 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 54 servings

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

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 85 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 51 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. 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.
  2. Shape dough into 1-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  3. 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.
Originally published as Cherry Kiss Cookies in Simple & Delicious December/January 2014

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 85 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 51 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Jan. 9, 2014

yummy! They taste like shortbread. I had to give some away because I couldn't stop eating them!

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Reviewed Dec. 16, 2013

Very easy and taste great. I guess I made mine to big though, because I only got 30 instead of 54!

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