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Almond Cherry Blossoms


2 hours 30 minutes
Skill Level
48 cookies

There's no better way to tell that spring has arrived than cherry blossoms. Coat these cherry cookies in almonds and top them with your favorite HERSHEY'S KISSES Chocolates to make them look as good as they taste.

Ingredients & Directions

Prep Time
25 minutes
Bake Time
9 minutes
Cool Time
1 hour
Chill Time
30 minutes


  • 1/2 cup
    maraschino cherries, chopped
  • 1 pouch
    sugar cookie mix (about 17.5-oz)
  • Eggs and butter called for on cookie mix package
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract (optional)
  • 2 cups
    almonds finely chopped
  • 48
    HERSHEY'S KISSES Brand Milk Chocolates with Almonds


Equipment Needed 
mixing bowl Mixing Bowl
measuring cups Measuring Cups
wooden spoon Wooden Spoon
paper towels Paper Towels
refrigerator Refrigerator
oven Oven
cookie sheet Cookie Sheet
wire rack Wire Rack

Lightly press chopped cherries between layers of paper towel to remove excess moisture. Blend cookie mix according to package directions adding cherries and almond extract, if desired. Refrigerate dough until firm enough to handle, about 30 minutes.


Heat oven to 375°F. Remove wrappers from chocolates. Shape dough into 48 (about 1-inch) balls. Roll balls in chopped almonds; place on ungreased cookie sheet.


Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Immediately press a chocolate into center of each cookie. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely.

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