Cherry Chocolate Kiss Cookies

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 10:56 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
these are to die for!!! Ingredients: Yield: 24-36 cookies Units: US | Metric 1 cup butter, softened 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons cherry juice 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 2 1/4 cups flour 1/2-3/4 cup chopped or crushed maraschino cherry 1 cup granulated or decorator sugar (as needed) 12 ounces Hershey's chocolate kisses (1 per cookie) or 12 ounces Hershey's Hugs chocolates (1 per cookie) Directions:
1 Beat butter, add sugar and salt. Beat in cherry liquid and almond extract. Beat in flour. Fold in cherries.
2 Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes (you don't have to, but dough is easier to work with when cold).
3 Roll dough into balls, coat in sugar and place on cookie sheet. These cookies will flatten on their own, but I typically put a thumb print in the center to flatten some.
4 Bake at 325 degrees for 14 minutes. Let cool on pan for 1-2 minutes.
5 Add Hershey Kiss/Hug to center of the cookies. (Hugs melt especially fast, you may want to let the cookies cool a little longer before adding Hugs, but cookies should still be warm so chocolate can melt into the cookie).
6 Transfer to wire rack to cool.

Fun Crafts and Lessons the Last Month

10:40 PM Posted by The Cookie Cutter Diva 0 comments
we did so many fun things this last month from toilet paper roll butterflies, the letter B as a bumble bee, painting a plate as an apple for the color red, monkey hand prints for the letter M lesson, Birds Nest for the letter N, Popcicle Christmas Trees, Hand Print Santas, Foot Print Turkeys, Egg Carton Lady Bugs, and the letter L lion!!