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Cherry Bonbon Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Makes

2 dozen

This is a very old recipe from my grandma. The sweet cherry filling surprises folks trying them for the first time. —Pat Habiger, Spearville, Kansas
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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

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

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 113 calories, 4g fat (3g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 48mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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