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Cherry Chocolate Kisses

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Cherry Chocolate Kisses

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2010-03-13 Desserts
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Gorgeous pink cookies, flavored with maraschino cherries and almond extract then topped with a creamy, chocolate kiss.

  • Servings: 4 dozen
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins

Ingredients:

1 cup Butter, softened
1 cup Powdered Sugar
2 tsp Maraschino Cherry Juice
½ tsp Almond Extract
Few Drops Red Food Coloring
2¼ cup Flour
½ cup Maraschino Cherries, drained and chopped
48 Chocolate Kisses, unwrapped

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine butter, powdered sugar, cherry juice, almond extract and food coloring, then blend well. Stir in flour, add cherries and mix well; then form dough into 1 inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Immediately top each cookie with a chocolate kiss. Remove to a rack to cool.