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Friday, February 11, 2011

365:day 42 and a Recipe: Valentine Kiss Cookies


Lauren and I whipped up a batch of Valentine Kiss Cookies on Saturday – don’t they look great?


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I posted this recipe 2 years ago yesterday but it is worth reposting.  Not the most diet friendly cookies but Valentine’s Day only comes once a year.


Cherry Kisses Cookie
2 cups butter (1 pound)
2 cups powdered sugar
2 Tbsp maraschino cherry juice
1 tsp almond extract
6 drops red food coloring
1/2 tsp salt
5 cups unbleached white flour
1 cup maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
50-60 Hershey's chocolate kisses, unwrapped

Cream butter and powdered sugar together, add cherry juice, almond extract, red food coloring and salt and beat well.
Add flour 1 cup at a time. Scrape bowl.
Add cherries and mix only enough to blend. Dough should be stiff.
Using a small cookie scoop, place dough on greased cookie sheets leaving a little room between them to spread.
Bake at 350F degrees for 12 minutes.
Remove from oven and immediately place an unwrapped Hershey's chocolate kiss on the top of each cookie, pressing down slightly, not too much.
Let cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
Makes 50 cookies.

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