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Cherry Chocolate Kiss Cookies Recipe

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Cherry Chocolate Kiss Cookies

If you love cherries and chocolate, this Cherry Chocolate Kiss Cookies recipe is the perfect combination of both. They are great to make for a cookie exchange, neighbors, friends, or just to have out for Christmas. These are more like a shortbread cookie with cherries inside the dough. This is one cookie recipe you will enjoy to make and eat!

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup slightly softened Butter
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tsp Maraschino Cherry liquid
  • Red Food Coloring
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cup Flour
  • 10 oz jar Maraschino Cherries
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 36 unwrapped Hershey kisses

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DIRECTIONS

1. Preheat the oven to 325. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
2. Remove cherries from liquid and chop.
3. Reserve 2 teaspoons of liquid.
4. Cream the butter with a mixer.
5. Gradually add powdered sugar.
6. Add 2 teaspoons cherry liquid, red food coloring to reach desired shade and vanilla and mix.
7. Gradually add flour and mix until combined.
8. Add cherries and mix until distributed.

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9. Shape into 1″ balls and place the balls on a prepared sheet leaving space all around.
10. Press gently down on center of cookie to flatten.
11. Sprinkle each with a sugar.
12. Bake 12-15 minutes or until the bottoms are beginning to brown.
13. Remove from oven and lightly press a kiss into the middle of each.
14. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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Cherry Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup slightly softened Butter
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 tsp Maraschino Cherry liquid
  • Red Food Coloring
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cup Flour
  • 10 oz jar Maraschino Cherries
  • 2 tbsp Sugar
  • 36 unwrapped Hershey kisses

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325.
  • Line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Remove cherries from liquid and chop. Reserve 2 teaspoons of liquid.
  • Cream the butter with a mixer.
  • Gradually add powdered sugar.
  • Add 2 teaspoons cherry liquid, red food coloring to reach desired shade and vanilla and mix.
  • Gradually add flour and mix until combined.
  • Add cherries and mix until distributed.
  • Shape into 1" balls and place the balls on a prepared sheet leaving space all around.
  • Press gently down on center of cookie to flatten.
  • Sprinkle each with a sugar.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes or until the bottoms are beginning to brown.
  • Remove from oven and lightly press a kiss into the middle of each.
  • Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
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    8 Comments

    1. J K Weigle Reply

      i love cherries and chocolate. I will make this recipe. However, mine will be pink. That is just too much coloring for me. I think it effects taste. It also effects my inner workings.

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    7. Gathering_Roses Reply

      Do you have a similar recipe using FRESH or frozen cherries instead of Maraschino?

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