Chocolate Cherry Blossoms

Chocolate Cherry Blossoms

Rich fudgy chocolate kiss cookies are filled with tart dried cherry bits and topped with a cherry cordial kiss. What could be better?

35 min.prep time 2:25total time
5 dozen cookies
12512 Ratings

Ingredients

3 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
3 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup dried cherries, chopped
1/3 cup sugar
1 (11-ounce) bag (60) cherry cordial crème chocolate kisses, unwrapped*

Directions

Heat oven to 300°F. Place unsweetened chocolate in medium microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100% power), stirring every 30 seconds, until melted (1 to 1 1/2 minutes). Add butter; stir until butter is melted. Cool 10 minutes.

Combine melted chocolate mixture, 1 1/2 cups sugar, 3/4 cup flour, eggs and baking powder in large bowl. Beat at medium speed, scraping bowl often, until well mixed. Reduce speed to low; add remaining 3/4 cup flour and dried cherries. Continue beating just until well mixed.

Place 1/3 cup sugar in small bowl. Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Roll in sugar. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until top is cracked and set.

Immediately press 1 cherry chocolate kiss into each cookie. Remove to wire cooling rack. Cool completely or until chocolate is set (about 1 hour). Store between sheets of waxed paper in container with tight-fitting lid for up to 5 days.

*Substitute your favorite variety of chocolate kiss-shaped candy.

Recipe Tip

- The cookie dough may also be rolled in powdered sugar for a frosty white crinkled effect.

- Increase chopped dried cherries to 1/2 cup for extra cherry flavor.

Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)

Calories: 80

Fat: 2.5g

Cholesterol: 15mg

Sodium: 25mg

Carbohydrates: 13g

Dietary Fiber: 0g

Protein: 1g

Recipe #13829©2007Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Big hit with everyone that tried them. I got requests for these from almost everyone that tried them.
I made these cookies for my husband's work Christmas party and everyone loved them and asked for the recipe. They tasted just like chocolate covered cherries and were a very simple cookie to make. I will be making them for my Cookie Exchange.
They are very good. Took them to a cookie exchange last year everyone loved them. Wanted to make them again this year, but could not find my recipe from last year. Was glad when I found it on this website.
I really liked these, by the way double the cherries is not better
These are so good. If you like chocolate covered cherries, you will love these!
I first made these for my church's Secret Sister Christmas party. They were a hit! I had several requests to either make them again or to share the recipe.

They're great!
These are really good, but when I make them again I'll roll them in powdered sugar instead of granulated sugar. I think they would be better that way. Otherwise, great cookie!
These are very good. I rolled them in powdered sugar, for a nice effect. After I put the kiss on, I put them back in the oven for 30 sec - 1 minute just to soften them and set them in the cookie a little bit. If you do this, KEEP AN EYE ON THEM! These are very moist and fudgy. Yum!
The recipe as shown isn't of a consistency to allow for rolling in balls as instructed. I added a half cup more flour and even with that the dough was too sticky for rolling. I was able to put globs into sugar for the frosted effect and it worked. The cookies are delicious but I wonder if the 1 1/2 cups of flour was an error or if I did something wrong.
Wow! Awesome combination, this is a tasty cookie and so simple to make. I will be making another batch for a cookie swap, they're that good!
These cookies are great. They seemed to be a little dry when rolling but they baked perfectly and are a great addition to our cookie giveaways this year! I rolled them in the powered sugar. YUMMY
easy and delicious. Shared recipe with others.

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