Rich, chewy chocolate cookies with a hint of cherry flavor make these Cherry Cordial Cookies a must bake this holiday season.
When I was a kid every year at Christmas we used to exchange presents with our next door neighbors and every year we bought the husband of the family a tin of mixed nuts and they bought my dad a box of chocolate covered cherries. I cannot remember why, or if either of them even really liked nuts or cherries, but that was a constant for so many years. I wasn’t much of a fan of the actual cherry in the candy but have always loved the subtle cherry flavor of the cream inside. You can imagine my utter joy when Hershey’s started making the Cherry Cordial Kisses a few years back.
Okay, so I realize you may be thinking – another chocolate cookie? Yes. But these are different I promise. They are soft, rich, dark chocolate cookies filled with Cherry Cordial Hershey’s Kisses. So they are pretty much divine, I could eat the whole batch if I let myself. I know that I said I was trying to be healthier this year, I am, but sometimes a girl just needs a cookie. And there really is no better way to indulge your craving than with a fresh from the oven cookie. I hope you’ll enjoy them too; happy baking!
Dark Chocolate Cherry Cordial Cookies
Yield 18 cookies
- 8 Tbs butter, softened
- 1/3 c sugar
- 1/3 c brown sugar, packed
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbs water
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 c flour
- 1/3 c dark dutch cocoa
- 1 tsp corn starch
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 24 Cherry Cordial Hershey's Kisses, chopped
- In the bowl of your stand mixer cream together the butter and sugars for 3 minutes.
- Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.
- In a mixing bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until it just comes together.
- Stir in the chopped Kisses.
- Refrigerate for 1 hour.
- Preheat your oven to 350 F and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment.
- Scoop the dough into 1 1/2 Tbs balls and place 2" apart on the pans.
- Bake for 12-13 minutes.
- Remove from the oven carefully and cool on the pan 5 minutes, transfer to a wire rack and cool completely.
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