Friday, January 25, 2013

Cherry Chocolate Kisses

I was looking for a quick recipe to make and send to the girls in a care package. This one fit the bill. I had all the ingredients on hand(I may or may not have gone crazy buying Hershey kisses in different flavors.....)These turned out to be bite sized and tasted great. I got 39 cookies and did cook them about 5 minutes longer than the recipe said.

Cherry Chocolate Kisses
Pillsbury Holiday Cookbook #118

1 c. butter or margarine, softened
1 c. confectioners' sugar
2 tsp. maraschino cherry juice
1/2 tsp. almond extract
A few drops of red food coloring
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. maraschino cherries, well drained and chopped
48 milk chocolate Hershey kisses, unwrapped and frozen

Combine the first 5 ingredients; blend well. Stir in flour and salt; add cherries and mix well. Form dough into 1" balls (you can refrigerate the dough if it seems to sticky to roll) and place 2" apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake @ 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.
Remove from oven and immediately top each cookie with a frozen Hershey kiss, pressing lightly. Remove from cookie sheets to wire racks to cool completely. Makes 4 dozen.

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