Cherry Blossom Cookies

These Cherry Blossom Cookies are a perfect treat to make for any occasion. The sweet cherry cookies, topped with a rich Hershey Kiss make these cookies out of this world delicious.

cherry blossom cookies with a bite missing on a plate.

Not only are these cookies delicious, but the beautiful red color of these cookies makes them stand out on your dessert table.

five cherry blossom cookies stacked on a plate.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • These cookies are great for holiday cookie exchanges or just when you are craving a sweet treat.
  • You only need a few ingredients so you don’t have to worry about spending a lot of money at the grocery store.
  • These cherry chocolate cookies are so easy to make that even beginners can make them.


bowls of ingredients needed to make cherry blossom cookies on a marble counter.

You will need a handful of ingredients to help you make these chocolate cherry blossom cookies. Pick up these ingredients on your next trip to the grocery store so you can enjoy these cookies.

  • butter
  • powdered sugar
  • salt
  • maraschino cherry juice
  • almond extract
  • flour
  • chopped maraschino cherries
  • sugar
  • Hershey kisses
  • chocolate chips – optional

See the recipe card below for quantities.

🔪 How to Make Cherry Blossom Cookies

This is a quick overview of the steps needed to make these cookies. You can find the full list of instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

cherries being mixed into cookie dough in a glass bowl.

Make the cookie dough by creaming the butter and sugar today. Then add the remaining cookie dough ingredients and mix until combined.

cookie dough ball being coated in granulated sugar.

Use a cookie scoop to shape the cookie dough into balls. And, then roll them in sugar, and place them on the prepared baking sheets.

cookie dough balls on a cookie sheet ready for the oven.

Place the cookie dough balls in the fridge for 20-30 minutes.

Hershey Kiss being added to the top of a cookie.

Bake the cookies for 10 minutes in a 350 degree preheated oven. Then add the Hershey Kiss on top of each hot cookie.

chocolate chips being melted in a small bowl.

Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl until smooth.

melted chocolate chips being drizzled over the top of cookies.

Then add to a piping bag and drizzle the melted chocolate over the top of the cookies.

🥄 Equipment

Gather these kitchen tools from your cabinets so that you can enjoy these delicious cookies.

  • large mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Rubber spatula
  • Cookie scoop
  • baking sheet
  • small bowl – microwave sage – optional
  • small piping bag – optional

Do you love cherry dessert recipes like this one? Then next time you may want to try this Mini Cherry Almond Cake recipe or these Cherry Pie Cupcakes.

🥫 Storage

Storage – Store your cherry blossom cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days. Make sure to keep them away from heat sources so that the chocolate doesn’t melt.

Freezing – You can also freeze these cookies in a freezer-safe bag for up to three months. Thaw them on the counter at room temperature for a couple of hours before enjoying.

cherry blossom cookies on a plate.

Serve With

We love to serve these cookies with a glass of milk or a cup of hot coffee. However, you can also enjoy these cookies after your favorite meal such as this Chicken A La King recipe.

💭 Tips

Here are a few tips that can help you make these delicious cookies.

  • For a smooth cookie dough, make sure that you use room temperature ingredients.
  • We like to line our baking sheet with parchment paper as that prevents the bottom of the cookies from burning.
  • Be gentle when you add the Kiss to the top, even if the Kiss looks like it’s melting. Leave it alone it will reharden.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What is a blossom cookie?

A blossom cookie has a Hershey’s kiss in the center for a cookie.

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🧾Recipe Card

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cherry blossom cookies with a bite missing on a plate.

Cherry Blossom Cookies

These Cherry Blossom Cookies are sweet cherry cookies, topped with a rich Hershey Kiss, and finished with a drizzle of melted chocolate. Such a great treat!
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  • large mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer
  • Rubber spatula
  • Cookie scoop
  • baking sheet
  • small bowl – microwave sage – optional
  • small piping bag – optional


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon maraschino cherry juice
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 cup chopped maraschino cherries
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 24 Hershey kisses
  • 2 ounces chocolate chips – optional


  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and powdered sugar together.
  • Add in the cherry juice and almond extract and mix. Add in the flour slowly and mix.
  • Using a spatula, fold in the cherries.
  • Use a cookie scoop to make even sized cookies and roll them into a ball and coat them in sugar before placing them on a cookie tray.
  • Once all the cookies are rolled, place them in the refrigerator to chill the dough for 20-30 minutes before baking.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes.
  • As soon as the cookies come out of the oven, place them on a cooling rack and press a kiss into the center of each cookie, kind of wiggle it to melt it slightly to get the kiss to stick in the middle.
  • If doing the optional chocolate drizzle, melt the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl until fully melted and place in a small piping bag and drizzle chocolate over the tops of the cookies.


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.

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