Valentines Day Cherry Kiss Cookies

Valentines Day Cherry Kiss Cookies


What You Need:

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup confectioners' sugar

½ teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons maraschino cherry juice

½ teaspoon almond extract

6 drops red food coloring (optional)

2-¼ cups all-purpose flour

½ cup chopped maraschino cherries

54 milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped


Directions: Yields 4-½ dozen cookies

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. In a large bowl, beat butter, confectioners' sugar and salt until blended. Beat in cherry juice, almond extract and, if desired, food coloring. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in cherries.

3. Shape dough into 1” balls. Place 1” apart on greased baking sheets.

4. Bake 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Immediately press a chocolate kiss into center of each cookie. The cookie should crack around the edges. Cool on pans 2 minutes. Move to wire cooling racks to finish cooling process.