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Cherry Bonbon Cookies

 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
48 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure 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. Yield: 2
  • dozen.

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Nutritional 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.