Cherry Cookies sealed with a kiss

Perfect little cookies for Valentines day however I made them for my daughter’s birthday.  Maraschino cherries are one of her favorites that we have added to cakes and such but I wanted a cookie for New Year’s so I found a recipe and adapted it.

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon maraschino cherry juice
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups Tom Sawyer Flour
  • 3/4 cup Maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
  •  Hershey’s chocolate kisses
  • sugar sprinkles (optional)
  1. Cream butter and powdered sugar together, add cherry juice, vanilla extract and salt and beat well.
  2. Add flour a little at a time. Scraping down bowl.
  3. Add cherries and mix only enough to blend. Dough should be stiff.
  4. using a scoop or forming small balls place on a baking sheet leaving room for them to spread.  Slight press down (not flat just flattened ball shape) add sugar sprinkles if desired for decoration.
  5. Bake at 350F degrees for 10-12 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and immediately place a Hershey kiss in the center while still hot.
  7. Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container.




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