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[chaw-kuh-lit, chok-uh-, chawk-lit, chok-]
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
This recipe was given to me by Ginger, a sweet sister in Christ. She is with the Lord now.
approx 48 cookies
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
1 bag milk chocolate kisses, unwrapped
Preheat oven to 325.
Chop your cherries. Set aside.
Unwrap your kissed. Set aside.
In a mixing bowl beat butter for 30 seconds and add powdered sugar and salt. Beat on low speed to combine.
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.
Stir in cherries.
Shape the dough into 1” balls. Place on baking sheet 2” apart. This calls for an ungreased baking sheet.
Flatten each ball to 1/2 “ with the bottom of a glass dipped in granulated sugar.
Bake at 325 degrees for 14 minutes or until bottoms are slightly browned. Remove from oven.
Press an unwrapped chocolate kiss in the center of each cookie.
Set aside to cool.
These are a yummy, chocolatey, cherry shortbread cookie (and the only way my hubby will eat maraschino cherries).
They make a great presentation for Valentine’s Day.