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chocolate
[chaw-kuh-lit, chok-uh-, chawk-lit, chok-]
noun
1. a preparation of the seeds of cacao, roasted, husked, and ground, often sweetened and flavored, as with vanilla.
2. candy made from such a preparation.

by Susan Andrews

Cherry Chocolate Kisses

This recipe was given to me by Ginger, a sweet sister in Christ. She is with the Lord now.

approx 48 cookies

Ingredients

     1 cup butter, soft
     1 cup powdered sugar
     1/8 - 1/4 tsp salt
     2 tsp maraschino cherry liquid
     1/4 tsp almond extract
     2 1/4 cups flour
     1/2 cups maraschino cherries, chopped
     granulated sugar
     1 bag milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped

Preheat oven to 325.

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Chop your cherries. Set aside.

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Unwrap your kissed. Set aside.

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In a mixing bowl beat butter for 30 seconds and add powdered sugar and salt. Beat on low speed to combine.

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Scrape sides of bowl as needed. Add cherry liquid and almond extract. Beat. Add flour a cup at a time. Beat on low speed. My dough seemed a little dry so I added some extra maraschino cherry liquid.

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Stir in cherries.

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Shape the dough into 1” balls. Place on baking sheet 2” apart. This calls for an ungreased baking sheet.

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Flatten each ball to 1/2 “ with the bottom of a glass dipped in granulated sugar.

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Bake at 325 degrees for 14 minutes or until bottoms are slightly browned. Remove from oven.

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Press an unwrapped chocolate kiss in the center of each cookie.

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Set aside to cool.

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These are a yummy, chocolatey, cherry shortbread cookie (and the only way my hubby will eat maraschino cherries).

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They make a great presentation for Valentine’s Day.