Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Valentine's Cookie Recipe!!!

Here is the new recipe that I tried for Cherry Kisses Cookies. It turned out pretty good. If you like Maraschino Cherries and Almond Extract, this cookie has both. It tastes like an almond cookie, with cherry bits in it. Enjoy!!

Cherry Kisses Cookie Recipe

2 cups butter (1 pound)
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp maraschino cherry juice
1 tsp almond extract
2-3 drops red food coloring
1/2 tsp salt
5 cups unbleached white flour
1 cup maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
50-60 Hershey's chocolate kisses
Cream butter and powdered sugar together, add cherry juice, almond extract, red food coloring and salt and beat well.
Add flour 1 cup at a time. Scrape bowl.
Add cherries and mix only enough to blend. Dough should be stiff.
Using a small cookie scoop, place dough on greased cookie sheets leaving a little room between them to spread.
Bake at 350F degrees for 10-12 minutes.
Remove from oven and immediately place an unwrapped Hershey's chocolate kiss on the top of each cookie, pressing down slightly, not too much.
Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
Makes 50-60 cookies.

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