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Cherry Vanilla Chocolate Chip Kiss Cookies Recipe

Ingredients

  • Cherry Vanilla Chocolate Chip Kiss Cookies1 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of maraschino cherry juice
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 6 drops of red food coloring
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup of whole wheat flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon of salt
  • 2/3 cup of chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips
  • white sugar
  • chocolate Kisses

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325°.
  2. Soften the butter.
  3. Combine the softened butter, powdered sugar, maraschino cherry juice, vanilla extract, and red food coloring in a large mixing bowl.
  4. Beat until smooth.
  5. Combine the flour and salt in a separate bowl.
  6. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients.
  7. Fold in the chopped maraschino cherries and chocolate chips.
  8. Roll the cookie dough into one-inch balls.
  9. Roll the cookie dough balls in white sugar.
  10. Place the sugared dough balls on an ungreased baking sheet.
  11. Press a small indent in the center of each cookie until the cookie is about one-half inch thick.
  12. Bake for 12 to 14 minutes.
  13. Remove from the oven.
  14. Immediately press a chocolate Kiss into the centers of the baked cookies.
  15. Remove from the cookie sheet.
  16. Allow to cool.
  17. Store in an airtight container.

Image Credits

Cherry Vanilla Chocolate Chip Kiss Cookies © 2012 Heather Johnson

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Written by Heather Johnson

Heather is a writer, librarian, linguist, wife, and mother who loves her husband, children, dogs, and cats. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in creative writing and master's degrees in library and information science and English studies with a concentration in linguistics.

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