Favorite Christmas Cookie Recipe
And for those of you who are convinced that they can’t bake from scratch I will share a couple of recipes using Betty Crocker Cookie dough mix in the next few days. These cookies taste like they are made from scratch and packed up pretty no one needs know they came from a mix.
Every holiday I bake cookies with my children and granddaughter. Birthday parties we make cupcakes.
Everyone has their own favorite Christmas cookie recipe. This one is mine.
My family loves both cookies and for some reason the Cherry Blossom Cookies are the favorite of the girls and the boys like the Peanut butter Blossoms better.
Here is the recipe below. I hope you enjoy making and eating them as much as my girls and I do!
Have a safe and happy holiday!
Cherry Chocolate Kisses
Found in Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publication
The pretty pink color of these cookies comes from the cherries and cherry liquid; no food coloring necessary
Prep: 20 minutes Bake: 14 Minutes
1 Cup butter (no substitutes) softened
1 Cup sifted powdered sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons maraschino cherry liquid
¼ teaspoon almond extract
2 ¼ cups all- purpose flour
½ Cup chopped maraschino cherries
48 Hershey’s milk chocolate kisses
Heat oven to 350’. Beat butter in a mixing bowl on medium high speed for 30 seconds. Add powdered sugar and salt; beat until combined. Beat in cherry liquid and almond extract until combined. Beat in as much flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in remaining flour and the cherries with a wooden spoon.
Shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place balls 2 inched apart on an un-greased cookie sheet. Flatten with bottom of a glass dipped in granulated sugar. Bake about 14 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove from oven; press unwrapped candy kiss into the center of each cookie. Transfer to wire racks and cool. Makes 48 cookies.
To store; Place layers separated by wax paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature up to one week or freeze up to 3 months.
Tip; Unwrap all of the Heresy Kisses as your first batch of cookies are baking. Keep them ready nearby in a bowl.
If the cookies cool before pushing the kiss into the cookie the kiss will not melt and will fall off of the cookies!
Also it takes a long time for the Hersey Kiss to harden. You can speed things up by putting the cookies in the freezer for about fifteen minutes.
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