Monday, February 13, 2012

Valentine Treats

Yesterday was cold and windy and not a good day to go outside so I stayed in and baked up some treats.  I found this recipe online at Moore Minutes (thanks Debbie for the link!) and thought they looked good for Valentines Day.  They are a twist from the peanut butter kiss cookies.  They were real easy to whip up.

Mmmmm look at the chunks of maraschino cherries in the batter. Yummy.  Then the cookies all rolled out and lined up on the cookie sheet ready to be cooked, delish!

When they came out of the oven, add a wonderful chocolate kiss and cool. They looked so cute all lined up cooling!

And look at the chocolate on this one, it is melting delicious!

Here is the recipe:

Cherry Chocolate Kisses
1 Cup butter, softened
1 Cup powdered sugar
2 tsp. maraschino cherry juice
1/2 tsp. almond extract (I added 1 tsp.)
few drops of red food coloring
2 1/4 Cup flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 Cup maraschino cherries, drained & chopped
48 or so chocolate kisses, unwrapped

Heat oven to 350 F. In large bowl combine butter, powdered sugar, cherry juice, almond extract and food coloring and blend well.  Stir in flour and salt. Add cherries and mix well. Form dough into 1 inch balls and place on ungreased cookie sheets.  Bake 8-10 minutes. Immediately top each cooked with a chocolate kiss and remove to a cooling rack.

Hoping you have a wonderful Valentines Day!

Gail S.


Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

Those do look yummy! I just love Moore Minutes blog!

Vicki C said...

ok.. I am SO making these! They look delish!