I have looked at the recipe for Cherry Chocolate Kisses countless times. Everyone loves Peanut Butter Blossoms. You know, those soft and sweet peanut butter cookies that, while still warm from the oven, are topped with a chocolate kiss? Yeah, they make me feel like a snack just thinking about them. Mixing it up from the usual Peanut Butter Blossoms (that I LOVE) seemed like a good idea. So, I got busy baking this cherry blossoms cookie recipe. Now? I am kicking myself for not making them sooner!
If you are a fan of chocolate covered cherries, stop searching through cookie recipes, this is the one. If you are not a fan of cherries at all you will still want to make these cookies. A mess of kids were playing outside. I brought out a plate of these and, amid initial responses that declared an intense dislike from cherries (from both the kids and a mom), it soon turned into “Oh, can I have another? These are really good!” Everyone loves them. Warm from the oven they are the absolute best thing ever. After they cool and settle into room temperature? Oh, yeah, still amazing.
Somehow, it doesn’t taste like you are eating actual cherries. I can’t explain it but it is nothing like the sort of cherries you would find in a typical cherry pastry or pie. The maraschino cherries make the difference. The flavor is almost mellowed, maybe? The Cherry Chocolate Kisses Cookies recipe may be my favorite of all. It’s tops with my husband too (and he is a total chocolate lover). No kidding. Wait. Do I say that every time? Well, if I do, this time I really mean it.
Their festive color makes them a stand-out on cookies plates and trays for any special occasion from Christmas to Valentine’s Day to the Fourth of July! Okay, so they are a little pink for the Fourth of July but I think anyone would be forgiving after a single bite. I found this great cookie recipe in my all-time favorite cookie cookbook (Affiliate Link) Pillsbury: Best Cookies Cookbook: Favorite Recipes from America’s Most-Trusted Kitchens. See how I use wishlists to shop small.
If you want a change, or at least a welcome addition, to the usual “blossom” cookies, give it a try. I know, we all find Peanut Butter Blossoms amazing but if you need to make up a cookie tray, make sure these are on it. While you are at it, you should include a tasty twist on blossoms that include chocolate–Chocolate Orange Blossoms. Wow. Those are pretty and excellent. We particularly love them while sipping on a cup of hot coffee. The kids, of course, will take them any way they can get them, with milk or hot chocolate or all by themselves. Now that’s a cookie you have to love.
Cherry Blossoms Cookie Recipe
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