These jam cookies are a unique twist on the classical crinkles recipe. Filled with a kiss, these cherry cookies have a melty chocolate surprise in the middle!

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


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  • Preheat oven to 350°F. In a medium mixing bowl beat butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the granulated sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Beat until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg and almond extract until combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour and the cherries.

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  • Divide dough into 36 equal portions.* Shape each portion into a ball around a Kiss. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

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  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until bottoms are light golden brown. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool. Lightly dust cooled cookies with powdered sugar.


To divide the dough equally, pat dough into a rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 6 equal rows then cut rows into 6 equal portions.


Layer cookies between sheets of waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

97 calories; 4 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 0 g polyunsaturated fat; 1 g monounsaturated fat; 12 mg cholesterol; 56 mg sodium. 11 mg potassium; 15 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 9 g sugar; 1 g protein; 0 g trans fatty acid; 97 IU vitamin a; 0 mg vitamin c; 0 mg thiamin; 0 mg riboflavin; 0 mg niacin equivalents; 0 mg vitamin b6; 12 mcg folate; 0 mcg vitamin b12; 10 mg calcium; 1 mg iron;

Reviews (2)

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I made this except I added dark chocolate chips instead of kisses. They turned out perfect. I'm making them again today! Thanks!
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I had a very hard time with this dough and ended up with 28 not very attractive cookies and I'm not a novice baker. Last xmas someone told me my butter tarts were the best she ever tasted and I make my own dough. Seemed like there was too much flour, I had to handle the dough way too much to get it to hold together which resulted in a tough crust. One odd thing in this recipe is the baking powder. I've looked through all my faves (choc chip, oatmeal, etc..) and none of them use baking powder.