Chocolate Cherry Kiss Cookies

Chocolate Cherry Kiss Cookies

My grandma loved chocolate-covered cherries, so I combined 2 recipes to come up with these yummy cookies. She loved that I made a special cookie just for her. These are also Jessie's favorite cookie.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Step 2

    Whisk flour and salt together in a small bowl.
  3. Step 3

    Combine shortening, powdered sugar, cherry juice, red food coloring, and cherry flavoring in a large bowl. Add flour mixture and mix well. Stir in maraschino cherries.
  4. Step 4

    Shape dough into 1-inch balls; arrange 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Step 5

    Bake in the preheated oven until edges are light golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Immediately top each cookie with a chocolate kiss, pressing firmly. Transfer cookies to wire racks to cool completely.