12 Days of Cookies: Chocolate-Covered-Cherry Cookies

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It’s that time again — Food Network’s annual virtual cookie swap is here! The stars of The Kitchen and the chefs in Food Network Kitchen (our bustling test kitchen) have some ideas that are bound to make it into your annual rotation. Stock up on flour and sugar — you’re gonna need 'em.

If you always reach for the box of chocolate-covered cherries that lands on the holiday buffet once a year, move these cookies to the top of your baking list. They’ve got everything you love about the elegant candy: good-quality cherries, that festive almond flavor and rich dark chocolate. Fill a box (and tie it up with a bow) for a twist on your go-to hostess gift this year.

Get the recipe for Food Network Kitchen’s Chocolate-Covered-Cherry Cookies (watch how to make them below), and check out the rest of our All-Star Holiday Cookie Recipes. Then, head over to 12 Days of Cookies for dozens (and dozens!) more ideas for your holiday baking extravaganza.

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