Chocolate Cherry Blossoms
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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?

60
cookies
35 min
PREP TIME
02 hrs 25 min
TOTAL TIME

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

2 large Land O Lakes® Eggs

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

 

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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 300°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Place unsweetened chocolate in bowl. Microwave, stirring every 30 seconds, 1-1 1/2 minutes or until melted. Add butter; stir until butter is melted. Cool 10 minutes.

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

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

  5. STEP 5

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

Tip #1

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

Tip #2

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

Nutrition

80Calories
2.5Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
25Sodium (mg)
13Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  February 28, 2012

Big hit with everyone that tried them. I got requests for these from almost everyone that tried them.

— says Linda
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  December 08, 2010

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.

— says Eva
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