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Easy to make...and a great cookie for Valentine's Day! I did have the cherry cordial kisses and flavors are great together. Because of the earlier review that mentioned the very sticky dough, I used paper towels to blot excess juice off the maraschino cherries both before and after I chopped them. I refrigerated the dough for about 30 minutes, and the dough handled very well for rolling into balls.
Be sure to read the note: SHORTBREAD COOKIE. Looking at the ingredient list I thought these would be very flavorful with cherry and almond flavoring. But it is still mostly a shortbread cookie. The cherry flavor is light and I would not have been pleased with the taste without the kiss on top. With it, they are very, very good. I made as directed and got exactly 4 dozen. I did have to chill the dough for several hours; it was a sticky mess beforehand. Unfortunately I could not find cherry kisses, so made do with milk chocolate meltaway kisses. Now I'm not sure if the chocolate will harden!
This is a great recipe and they were enjoyed by all. One of the first cookies on my serving platter to disappear. Made as directed except I didnt add the kisses to the tops per didnt have any in the pantry but they were wonderful by themselves. Will make these again soon with the addition of the kisses. Thank you for a new family favorite.
easy tasty and very pretty cookies. i used regular milk chocalate kisses as thats what i had.