Cherry almond cookies topped with a chocolate heart or kiss are perfect for Valentine’s Day or Christmas plates.
Hello there everyone!. I hope you are all doing well. Things around here have been busy as usual, but that is expected when you have five kiddos to take care of. My oldest daughter got asked to Prom a couple of weeks ago so she answered him back and we went dress shopping. Luckily she found a dress in an hour so we didn’t have to search for too long.
This stage in my life is so surreal. I mean it is fun and all and I love being able to see her do things like this but then again I’m thinking “I am not this old to be doing this kind of stuff’. We had her when we were 24 years old, which is young to most of the worlds standards but I totally remember shopping for dresses with my mom and it does not seem like it was that long ago.
Speaking of remembering things not that long ago. Don’t you remember celebrating Valentine’s Day at school? In elementary we had parties and made Valentine’s Day boxes. Junior high came around and I remember sending candy grams to friends and crushes. High school we also had candy grams and deliveries.
Well my daughters high school just called yesterday and reminded everyone that they are not allowed to have deliveries tomorrow. BORING..
Ok, I totally get it. Safety concerns and too much time for the front office peeps to be signing for flower deliveries and all that jazz. But still, just another confirmation that the 90’s were way better…(totally laughing at myself).
I may not be sending Valentine’s to the high school but I will be making these cherry chocolate cookies for the girls. Again. Because we ate all of these and thought of my grandma King the whole time we did (she loved chocolate cherries).
They are an almond cherry cookie and I added a dark chocolate Dove heart on the top. You can use milk chocolate as well or even a Hershey Kiss. Look at how cute they are as a gift? I found the little mailbox at Target in their dollar section.
They are really easy to put together and the flavor combo is so good. You’ll want to make a batch for yourself and for your friends.
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|Prep Time||10 minutes|
|Cook Time||10 minutes|
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons maraschino cherry juice
- 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
- 6 drops red food coloring optional
- 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
- 15 chocolate hearts or kisses unwrapped
- Heat oven to 350°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large bowl, beat butter, powdered sugar and salt until fluffy. Mix in cherry juice and food coloring. Gradually add in flour and mix until combined. Stir in cherries.
- Roll dough into 2-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet.
- Bake 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are light brown. Press a chocolate heart or kiss immediately into the center of each cookie. The edges will crinkle. Let cookies cool on the baking sheet for a couple minutes before removing to a cooling rack.