cherry bonbons

Yum.  Love these.  And, they’re small enough that you don’t feel bad if you have two or three.  A maraschino cherry surrounded by a ball of sugar cookie-like dough.  Topped with a dollop of cherry flavored frosting.  Mmm.  Enjoy!

Cherry BonBon Cookies
Adapted from Taste of Home
Makes about 24

1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon salt
24 maraschino cherries (drained and without stems)

1 cup confectioners’ sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
(May need to add a dash of cream or cherry juice to thin enough to drizzle)
Additional confectioners’ sugar

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

For frosting, combine the sugar, butter and cherry juice until smooth.
Dollop on cookies. Let glaze harden, and dust with confectioners’ sugar.


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