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Cherry Kiss Cookies

Topped with a chocolate kiss, these cherry-flavored cookies look super cute on a dessert tray. Share them with family and friends. —Joy Yurk, Grafton, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    4-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 6 drops red food coloring, optional
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 54 milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat butter, confectioners' sugar and salt until blended. Beat in cherry juice, extract and, if desired, food coloring. Gradually beat in flour. Stir in cherries.
  • Shape dough into 1-in. balls. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Immediately press a chocolate kiss into center of each cookie (cookie will crack around edges). Cool on pans 2 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool.



Test Kitchen Tips
  • Want easy cleanup? Use parchment paper sheets.
  • Unwrapping these candies is a great way to get little ones involved in the kitchen.
  • Learn how you can freeze extra cookies for later.
  • Nutrition Facts
    1 cookie: 85 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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