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These Cherry Kiss Cookies are sweet cherry almond cookies with a chocolate Hershey kiss in the middle. Great for Christmas cookie plates.

Cherry Kiss Cookies

These Cherry Kiss Cookies are sweet cherry almond cookies with a chocolate Hershey kiss in the middle.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 30 cookies

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. Roll dough into 1-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. 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.

Recipe Notes

Source: Taste of Home