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Cherry Bonbon Cookies

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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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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