03 December 2012

Cherry Bon Bons

Cherry Bon Bons

A perennial favorite of cherry lovers everywhere. Dough is kind of pain ... but worth it!



Preheat oven 350.

Cookie Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 TBSP almond extract
  • 1.5 cups flour 
  • 1 jar maraschino cherries (reserve liquid for icing)
  • pinch salt
Icing:
  • 2 TBSP cherry juice
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

Cream butter and sugar. Add almond and salt, then flour. If dough is very crumbly add a teaspoon or two of water. Dough should be fairly stiff.

Wrap dough around cherry. Bake 12 minutes. Dip in icing while slightly warm.

Icing - just mix the two things together until sugar melts. Add a little more liquid if needed to acheive desired consistency. 

PS. this is basically the same dough/recipe as the Candy Kiss Bon Bons. 

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