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Friday, February 11, 2011

♥ Cherry Bonbon Cookies ♥

Ingredients:
* 1/2 cup butter, softened
* 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
* 2 tablespoons milk
* 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
* 1/8 teaspoon salt
* 24 maraschino cherries

GLAZE:
* 1 cup confectioners' sugar
* 1 tablespoon butter, melted
* 2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
* Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions:
* In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add milk and vanilla. Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
* Divide dough into 24 portions; shape each portion around a cherry, forming a ball. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
* For glaze, combine the sugar, butter and cherry juice until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Dust with confectioners' sugar.

Yield: 2 dozen.


Nutrition Facts: 2 each cookies equals 225 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 113 mg sodium, 36 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

~~Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2001~~

2 comments:

The Fajdich Times said...

Your Cherry Bonbons look amazing. I think I will give them a try this weekend. Happy Valentine's Day:)

Lisa said...

Mmm, I'd love to bite into one of those and taste all that good cherry flavor. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog called "Sweets for a Saturday" and I'd like to invite you to stop by this weekend and link your cookies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/02/sweets-for-saturday-4.html