Sunday, February 13, 2011

Cherry Kisses Cookie

My friend Sarah has a family blog, with pictures of her kids and some great recipes.  Sarah is a great cook, and she's also a scrapbooker.  

In January, she started a photo challenge: take a picture a day in 2011.  She lives within an hour of us, so check out the snow she has in her yard.  I think they got even more snow than we did!

When I saw this Valentine's recipe for Cherry Kisses Cookies, I knew I had to post it here.  This is different than the usual Valentine's treat; and it would be great for a school party.  Thanks, Sarah! 
 
Cherry Kisses Cookie
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, unwrapped

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 12-13 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. (You can cut the recipe in half, if that's too many.)

Linking to: Funky Junk Interiors/ We are That Family/ My Backyard Eden./ Sew Much Ado/ New Nostalgia/ All Things Related/ It's a Blog Party/ Sweet as Sugar Cookies/ Making the World Cuter/ The Girl Creative/ Kuzak's Closet/ Remodelaholic/ The Tattered Tag

9 comments:

thecraftyscientist.com said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog! These treats look very yummy... can't wait to look around for more goodness! :o)

Lisa said...

These are the tastiest thumbprint cookies I've ever seen. They look so sweet and pretty. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog until tomorrow evening and I'd like to invite you to stop by and link your cute cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-4.html

lauren@WESTFURNITUREREVIVAL said...

these look delicious. i just might have to make them today. happy valentines. thanks for stopping by my blog. and im following you back

Melanie said...

Oh my gosh...these look so good! Thanks for sharing! I found you through Made By You Mondays and am now a follower.

Melanie
youmadethat.blogspot.com

donna Giles said...

Your cookies look so good, and not hard to make. Yum!

Christina @ It's a Keeper said...

Hi! I host a weekly blog hop -- It's a Keeper Thursdays. I'd love for you to stop by and link up!

Thanks!
Christina @ It's a Keeper
http://www.everydaytastes.com/
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http://www.facebook.com/ItsAKeeper

Lisa said...

Thanks for linking these up to Sweets for a Saturday.

shopannies said...

yummy yummy hubby loves the cherry kisses this would be a lovely treat for him may just attempt to suprise him one day with these thanks for the recipe

Kymberly Foster Seabolt said...

I stumbled across your blog when you commented at Hooked on Houses - liked your title and wandered over. Boy am I glad I did.

You have cookies!

Thanks for sharing and I'm definitely following you and hoping for more! :)

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