Cherry Blossom Cookies

Emma

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Cherry Blossom Cookies

Impress your friends and family with these delightful Cherry Blossom Cookies from Mmmrecipes. With the sweetness of Hershey Kisses, the tartness of cherries, and the touch of sugar, these cookies are sure to become your all-time favorite treat.

Whether it’s Christmas or Valentine’s Day, you can enjoy these pretty and easy-to-make cookies any time of the year.

Ingredients:

For the Cookie Dough:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice liquid
  • ¼ teaspoon almond, vanilla, or cherry extract
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped maraschino cherries

Rolling:

  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar

Topping:

  • 24 Hershey Kisses
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Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to cream together the softened butter and confectioners sugar until the mixture becomes light and fluffy.
  2. Add the maraschino cherry juice and your preferred extract (almond, vanilla, or cherry), and continue mixing until the ingredients are well combined and the mixture is smooth.
  3. Gradually add 2 cups of all-purpose flour and mix on low speed until fully incorporated. Continue adding a couple of tablespoons of flour at a time until the dough reaches a playdough-like consistency and can be easily handled without sticking to your hands.
  4. Gently stir in the chopped maraschino cherries until they are evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  5. Use a tablespoon-sized round cookie dough scoop to form small dough balls and roll each ball in granulated white sugar until fully coated.
  6. Place the dough balls on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, making sure to space them evenly apart.
  7. Chill the dough balls in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes before baking.
  8. While the dough is chilling, preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  9. Once the dough has chilled, bake the cookies in the preheated oven for approximately 10 minutes or until they are baked through.
  10. Remove the cookies from the oven and immediately place a Hershey Kiss in the center of each cookie while they are still warm.
  11. Allow the cookies to cool before serving.

Nutrition Information: 

*(Provide nutritional facts based on the ingredients used in the recipe. Include calories, macronutrient breakdown, and other important nutrients if available.)

Notes or Tips:

  • For less sticky dough, gradually add more flour until the desired consistency is achieved.
  • To enhance the pink color of the cookies, consider using pink food coloring or pink sugar for rolling the dough.
  • Triple the amount of maraschino cherry juice to ensure the cookies come out moist and delicious.
  • These cookies have a vintage touch, offering a delightful shortbread flavor.

Serving Suggestions: 

Enjoy these lovely Cherry Blossom Cookies with a cup of hot tea or as a delightful dessert after a meal.

Storage and Reheating: 

Store the Cherry Blossom Cookies in an airtight container, lined with wax paper or parchment paper, to maintain their freshness for up to two weeks. For best results, keep the container in a cool, dry place.

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Cherry Blossom Cookies

Cherry Blossom Cookies

Discover Cherry Blossom Cookies—sweet, tart, and irresistible. Adorned with Hershey Kisses and infused with cherry juice, they’re perfect for any occasion. 🍒🍪

  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice
  • ¼ teaspoon almond, vanilla, or cherry extract
  • 2 to 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar (for rolling)
  • 24 Hershey Kisses (for topping)

Instructions

  1. Cream butter and confectioners sugar until fluffy.
  2. Add cherry juice and extract; mix well.
  3. Gradually add flour until a playdough-like consistency is achieved.
  4. Fold in chopped cherries.
  5. Form dough into balls, roll in sugar, and place on a lined baking sheet.
  6. Chill for 20 minutes.
  7. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  8. Bake chilled dough for 10 minutes.
  9. Press a Hershey Kiss into each warm cookie.

Notes

  • Adjust flour for desired dough consistency.
  • Use pink sugar or food coloring for a more vibrant color.
  • Increase cherry juice for added moisture and flavor.
  • These cookies offer a classic shortbread taste with a twist.
  • Author: Emma
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2 Cookies
  • Calories: 138kcal
  • Sugar: 17g
  • Sodium: 31mg
  • Fat: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 26g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg

Keywords: Cherry Blossom Cookies, Hershey Kiss Cookies, Maraschino Cherry Cookies

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