Tuesday, December 13, 2005
CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE COOKIES
CHERRY CHOCOLATE KISS COOKIES
I found both of these recipes in the current Better Homes and Gardens Holiday Cookie booklet.
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/8 tsp salt
2 tsp marchino cherry liquid
1/4 tsp almond extract ( i used a little more)
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup chopped marachino cherries
Granulated sugar- I used a mixture of granulated sugar and red/white decorating sugar.
48 chocolate kisses
1. Preheat oven to 325F. In a large bowl, beat butter with electric mixer on med to high speed for 30 seconds. Add powdered sugar and salt; beat until combined. Beat in cherry juice and almond extract. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour and the cherries.
2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place 2-inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten until 1/2 inch thick with bottom of a glass dipped in granulated sugar. ( I rolled 1 inch balls of dough in the sugar before placing them on the cookie sheet and flattening them) Bake 14 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Remove from oven; press chocolate kiss into each cookie. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.