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Whip Up Festive Candy Cookies: Chocolate Cherry Sugar Cookies

Whip Up Festive Candy Cookies: Chocolate Cherry Sugar CookiesMaking scrumptious Christmas cookies is a time-honored tradition during the holiday season. All of us here at BlairCandy remember getting together with our grandmothers, mothers, aunts, and sisters to learn the family Christmas cookie recipes that bring so much holiday cheer year after year. And these days, we’re passing those same recipes down to our own children!

Yet, we couldn’t resist putting a new twist on some of the old traditions by adding a bit of candy here and there to our cookie recipes. After all, we’re BlairCandy; we love candy and try to do as much with it as possible. Read on for some candy cookie recipes, and be sure to share your own candy cookie recipe ideas with us on and

Chocolate Cherry Sugar Cookies

Chocolate provides a fun candy spin on the basic sugar cookie recipe, but just wait until we add the chocolate covered cherries! This recipe makes about 36 cookies. In a large bowl, whisk 2 3/4 cups all purpose flour, 3/4 cup processed cocoa powder, ½ teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon baking powder together.

Then, in the bowl your electric mixer comes with (you can use a hand mixer, too!), beat 1 cup of unsalted butter with 1 ¾ cups granulated white sugar until nice and fluffy. Add two eggs, one at a time, beating well after you add each in. Add 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract, and beat. Then, add the flour mixture in and beat all together.

Once finished, divide the dough in half and refrigerator for an hour. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Shape pieces of dough into ¼ inch round cookies, and place on a greased cookie sheet. Place the cookie sheet into the refrigerator for about 10 minutes, as it helps to prevent the dough from spreading and losing its shape.

Bake about 10-12 minutes. Immediately after removing the cookies from the oven, place a Cella Chocolate Covered Cherry in the center of each chocolate sugar cookie. Allow the cookies to cool completely before indulging, and then get ready to make more batches, as they’ll be gone fast!

There’s so many delicious ways to incorporate Holiday Candy into your Christmas cookie recipes. Just use your imagination, creativity, and oh, your tastebuds! Set up a small holiday candy bar at this year’s Christmas cookie get-together, and you’ll be starting a brand new tradition that everyone will enjoy and pass on for generations to come.
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