Cherry Chocolate Kiss Shortbread Cookies

These are shortbread cookies with the added flavor of cherry which makes them delicious but add a kiss of chocolate…perfectly delicious!

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1/8 tsp salt
3 tsp maraschino cherry juice
1/4 tsp almond extract
2 1/4 cups flour
1/2 cup chopped maraschino cherries
sugar for rolling cookies
48 Hershey Kisses

Preheat oven to 325°.  Whip butter with electric mixer.  Add powdered sugar and salt beating until combined.  Beat in cherry juice and almond extract.  Mix in flour and chopped cherries.  Use small cookie scoop to make 1 inch balls, roll in sugar, and place on ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake 10-12 minutes or until bottoms are light brown.  Place chocolate kiss in the center of each cookie right as they come from oven.  Transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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