Cherry Kiss Cookies

What Are Cherry Kiss Cookies?

These cute and bite-sized cookies are the perfect Christmas and Valentine’s Day dessert. The secret to their delightful color and flavor? Maraschino cherry juice.

Simple Ingredients

You'll need a few ingredients to make this easy recipe, so round them up and let's get started!

Cream the Butter

Beat butter and powdered sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, then add the egg yolk.

Add the Food Coloring

Incorporate the salt, extracts, and cherry juice until the mixture is completely pink and well combined.

Fold in the Cherries

Add flour, mix until dough forms, and gently fold in chopped cherries using a wooden spatula.

Roll the Dough

Scoop dough using measuring spoons, roll into balls, and place on baking sheet, leaving 2 inches between each ball.


Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes, then remove from the oven and press a chocolate Kiss into the center of each cookie.


Transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely before serving.

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