Cherry Kiss Cookies
Cherry Kiss Cookies are sweet cherry almond cookies with a chocolate Hershey kiss in the middle. If you’re looking for a great addition to your Christmas cookie plates, these cookies are for you!
CHERRY KISS COOKIES
How’s it going? Are you ready for Christmas? I want to encourage you to let it go. Let go of anything else you don’t HAVE to do. Do it next year. Promise me you will.
Relax with your family. Go on a Christmas light scavenger hunt. Make hot chocolate and watch the Polar Express. Simple, easy memories.
I practicing what I preach. I had an offer for a project that would be due the end of the this week. It paid well but I knew it would stress me out and take away from my family so in my gut I knew I had to say no.
You know how you know you made the right decision? Immediate relief. Immediate confirmation that I made the right choice.
I know this feeling but I also know the other. When I’ve said yes to something that I shouldn’t have and have instant regret. I feel a huge weight added to my life and everything feels chaotic and cluttered.
You got this. Let it go. Sing it Elsa.
One thing I’m not letting go is my holiday baking. It doesn’t stress me out. It’s like brushing my teeth. Something I just do. Except with my kids.
When I asked my husband what his ideal Christmas goodie plate looks like he said, “Snowball cookies, sugar cookies, some kind of fudge, peanut butter cup cookies, and divinity.”
Mmkay. I can help you with the sugar cookies, fudge, and peanut butter cup cookies but homie be out on the others.
These Cherry Kiss Cookies are a twist on those old school peanut butter blossoms. Cherry Cookies are nothing new here. I love the almond, cherry, chocolate flavor combo and these are melt in your mouth delicious!
OTHER COOKIE RECIPES:
- Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
- Pistachio Cherry Meltaways
- Oreo Truffles
- The Best Snickerdoodle Recipe
- Almond Cookies
- My Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Monster Cookies
- No-Bake Cookies
- S’mores Cookies
- Soft Sugar Cookies
- Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies
Cherry Kiss Cookies
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons maraschino cherry juice
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 6 drops red food coloring, optional
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
- 30 milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped
- Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, beat butter, powdered sugar and salt until fluffy. Beat in cherry juice, almond extract and food coloring. Gradually add in flour and mix until combined. Stir in cherries.
- Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Press a Hershey kiss immediately into the center of each cookie. The edges will crinkle. Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for a couple minutes before removing to a cooling rack.
Love these cute little cookies! My dough was a bit drier than I like, so on my next batch, I added five teaspoons of the cherry juice. I made four batches!
Thank you for a new favorite!
Hello!! I was wondering, if you don’t have kisses can you still make these?? Thank You.
Yes you can
Great addition to holiday cookie spread. These were so easy to make and they are so good. They are like a maraschino cherry but better. I made them for my dad over Christmas and when I saw him today he was heavily hinting that he would like some more.
I made these cookies and they were so easy to make. I think they had plenty of cherry flavor and I used special dark chocolate kisses.
Thank you Nancy!
You say these cherry almond kiss cookies are like the peanut butter blossom cookies but there is no baking powder or soda in the recipe.I made these cookies per your instructions and I’m pretty disappointed .they taste raw ,way to much flour .sorry but maybe you should rewrite this recipe.
I only meant they are similar in looks and shape. I’m sorry you didn’t love them. If you overmeasure your flour they will taste like flour.
Have you ever made these ahead of time and froze them?
Can you make with strawberries instead of cherries?
The cherries are in a sauce that add all the flavor so I don’t think they would be the same
Regarding the cherry kiss cookies … is the dough of consistency that could go into a cookie press?
Yes it could.
My husband’s favorite since you posted the recipe. I use the cherry kisses, which just burst with cherry.
Made these for my boys for Valentine’s Day! They were so easy to throw together and everyone loved them. Making a second batch today because the didn’t last long!! ♥️
Yay! I’m so glad.
These cookies are a huge hit with everyone that is lucky enough to get one! They don’t last long enough for everyone to get a chance to taste. So make a double batch!!
Do you use salted butter or unsalted?
I always use unsalted.
Love my shortbread cookies made with crisco. Will be substituting it for the butter and using cherry cordial kisses to top the cookies. Thank you so much for the recipe.
Why is there no egg my batch is very dry and no way can I roll it into balls
It’s a shortbread which is a dry dough with no eggs.
Everyone loves these cookies! I shared them with neighbors and friends this weekend. I was impatient chopping up the cherries so I blended them in my food processor and they were perfect. I think these would be great for Valentines Day too! Definitely a favorite!
So glad you liked them.
I forgot the almond extract because it’s not in the instructions.☹️
Oh no! I’m so sorry!
I did too the first time I made them. I had to throw out the cookies. I didn’t have enough money to replace all the indegridents.
The extract is in the ingredients list and in the instructions
Good morning. I just found your website and I am excited about trying some of your delicious looking recipes. I plan to make the Cherry Kiss Cookies for Valentine’s Day. Today I’ll make the Creamy Ham and Potatoe Soup. I’ve got a few left over large baked potatoes and ham to use up. I have enjoyed reading all of your comments and your follower’s comments too. Everyone is interesting and nice.
This cookies looks so sweet and cute
I love these cookies!
I made these for Christmas. I always like to make cookies in red and/or green for Christmas. These were easy to make. Cookie tastes too much like flour. I’d probably put in more almond since cookie didn’t taste almondly enough. Also cookie was VERY crumbly. One bite of the cookie and the rest would fall on the floor.
Did like the cherry taste and of course the kiss on top. They looked pretty on the cookie plate, but I probably won’t make them again.
Wonder how these would be if i put mini chocolate chips in the batter instead of the large kiss on top.
Great cookies! Mine turned out cake-y (not a complaint), so they didn’t crinkle when I placed the Hershey’s kiss. I was unsure of the powdered sugar but now I assume that’s the reason for the soft, moist texture. I think these would be great without the chocolate, too.
These turned out incredible. Easy to whip up, beautiful colour and look. And of course, the taste is amazing and a burst of flavour in each bite.
Can you freeze these? Baked or unbaked?
Just finished baking my first tray and they look just like the picture! I have too many nut-allergic people in my life for the almond extract so I subbed in vanilla. The batter tasted good so I’m sure these will be a hit when we deliver our Christmas cookie trays to our neighbors tomorrow 🙂 thanks for posting this recipe!
Were very good, but balls were bigger than one inch to make only 30. One inch ball didn’t spread enough so kiss overwhelmed the cookie. Made second batch bigger. Merry Christmas
These look AMAZING!! Instead of a “kiss” on top in putting a chocolate covered cherry!! Thanks for the great idea! Merry Christmas! 🎄🎅
I’ve made this cookie ( minus the kiss) for many, many years. My kids named them “ Cherry Bombs” I rolled them in a ball to bake and dusted with powdered sugar after baking. Yummmm!
Ooh I bet they would be great rolled in powdered sugar.
Perfect!!!! I can’t wait to bake there little treasures.. I will post my pictures as soon as possible..
Thank you for Sharing them with me!!!
Thank you Mary!
These great tasting cookies will have you making for those romantic evenings more than you will know!