Servings: 32 cookiesPrep Time: 20 minutes Cook Time: 15-20 minutes
*How many cookies this makes depends on the size of cookie dough balls you make. I made 32.
In a large mixing bowl, whip up the butter. Add the powdered sugar and salt; beat. Add the cherry liquid and almond extract. Beat again. Start adding the flour, mixing with a spoon. Add a little at a time, as much of the two cups as you can. This makes a sturdy dough. Add chopped maraschino cherries. Shape dough into little balls, about 1-inch. Roll in granulated sugar.
Place cookie balls on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Flatten the balls with the bottom of a glass. Bake at 325-degrees for 15-20 minutes or until the bottoms of the cookies are a light golden brown. (Be careful and check after 15 minutes!)
As soon as you take the pan out of the oven, press a chocolate kiss in the middle of each one. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.
Categories: Cookies & Bars, Desserts
Submitted by: suzanne-mcminn on December 10, 2010
Not a review. A comment….those cookies look wonderful,I just bought a jar of cherries today,now I know what I’m doing with them. I have everything but the kisses.
On December 10, 2010 at 8:10 pm
I made these this afternoon amongst other beautiful cookies, and I have to say these are the show-stoppers!
Delicate pink blush colour, and the chocolate kiss in the centre, they will be so pretty on my Christmas cookie platters.
On December 18, 2010 at 10:18 pm
Hi Suzanne! Just took the cookies out of the oven. I will be making these again.They were very easy to make.Of course I had to have one…Yummy! I hope you a your family have a wonderful Christmas. This is my favorite site. Thanks for sharing the recipe
On December 24, 2010 at 2:45 pm