Cherry Kiss Cookies
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1 cup butter -- softened
1 cup confectioners' sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons maraschino cherry juice
1/2 teaspoon almond extract- used vanilla
6 drops red food coloring -- optional (I used it)
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
54 milk chocolate kisses -- unwrapped (used dark chocolate kisses)
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. Yield: 4-1/2 dozen.
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