Friday, August 13, 2010

Choco-Cherry Dot Cookies

Choco-Cherry Dot Cookies


1 c. confectioners' sugar
1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 tsp. cherry extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
3 drops of red food coloring
2 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 c. maraschino cherries, drained and chopped (can use candied cherries
48 cherry cordial flavored chocolate kisses, unwrapped


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In large mixing bowl, combine confectioners'
sugar, butter, cherry and almond extracts and food coloring; blend well.
Stir in flour and salt until well combined. Fold in chopped cherries. Form
dough into 1-inch balls, and place 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie
sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until cookies are lightly brown around
edges. Remove from oven and immediately press a cherry-flavored chocolate
kiss in top of each cookie. Remove cookies to wire racks to cool. Makes 4
dozen cookies.

*For extra chocolate flavor you can add 1/2 c. of mini chocolate chips (or
to taste) to your cookie dough mixture.

Submitted by: Krisanne Hickman of TN

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