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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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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • Whisk flour and salt together in a small bowl.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

Cook's Note:

The cookies get their rich cherry flavor from the Wilton(R) flavoring. Do not skip this ingredient. These cookies can stand on their own so they can also be made without the chocolate candies.

Nutrition Facts

100 calories; protein 1g; carbohydrates 11.3g; fat 5.8g; cholesterol 1mg; sodium 28.3mg. Full Nutrition
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