Chocolate Cherry Blossom Cookies Recipe

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Cherry sugar cookies topped with a Hershey’s Kiss. Tastes like a chocolate covered cherry, and looks gorgeous on Christmas cookie trays!

Servings: 36 Cookies

Ingredients

1 Cup 2 Sticks Butter, Softened
1 Cup Powdered Sugar
2 Teaspoons Maraschino Cherry Liquid
Red Food Coloring I used Gel
1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
2 1/4 Cups All Purpose Flour
10 Oz. Jar Maraschino Cherries
3 Tablespoons White Sugar
36 Hershey’s Kisses Unwrapped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Drain cherries of their liquid, but be sure to reserve ~2 Teaspoons of their juice.
  3. Cream butter using a mixer or wooden spoon. Gradually stir in powdered sugar a little at a time.
  4. Stir in cherry juice, red food coloring, and vanilla
  5. Gradually stir in flour a little at a time. Mix until just combined.
  6. Fold in cherries.
  7. Shape dough into ~1 inch balls. Roll in white sugar. Gently flatten using a small juice glass.
  8. Bake 12-15 minutes ,or until the sides are just beginning to brown.
  9. Remove from oven and immediately press a kiss into the middle of each cookie.

Source: bakingbeauty.net

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