Glazed Cherry Bon Bon Cookies Recipe
- 36 maraschino cherries
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 tablespoon 2% milk
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- CHRISTMAS GLAZE:
- 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
- 1 to 2 tablespoons water
- Red and green liquid food coloring
- Colored sprinkles
- CHOCOLATE GLAZE:
- 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 to 2 tablespoons water
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
- 1. Pat cherries dry with paper towels; set aside. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in milk and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
- 2. Shape a tablespoonful of dough around each cherry, forming a ball. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 14-16 minutes or until bottoms are browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
- 3. For Christmas glaze, in a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and enough water to achieve a dipping consistency. Transfer half of the glaze to another bowl; tint one bowl green and the other red. Dip the tops of nine cookies in green glaze and nine cookies in red glaze, then decorate with sprinkles. Let stand until set.
- 4. For chocolate glaze, in a small bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and enough water to achieve dipping consistency. Stir in chocolate and vanilla. Dip the tops of remaining cookies in glaze, then sprinkle with nuts. Let stand until set. Yield: 3 dozen.
1 cookie equals 155 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 53 mg sodium, 23 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.
Reviews for Glazed Cherry Bon Bon Cookies
"When I make the glaze I replace the water with cherry juice. So much more flavorful."
"I had to add a little more water because the dough was too dry to shape. Also, the glaze turned out more like a frosting, so I had to spread it rather than dip the cookies. It is a cold, dry day, so that may have caused the dryness. Still, they taste good so I will probably make them again."
"Quite tasty! I really like the juicy little cherry in the middle. For me this recipe made 56 cookies. I scooped the dough with my cookie scoop that is a shade less than a tablespoon. I had plenty to shape around the cherry. They baked up nice, didn't spread too much. Pretty easy to make."
"These were a bit on the dry side, but overall delicious. Will definitely make again!"
"These cookies are fantastic. I would just make sure to chill the dough first."
"These are awesome cookies. I use a store-bought decorating cookie icing which sets up quickly, so you can stack the cookies for easier transporting. They are great for any holiday. Just change the icing color and the type of sprinkles you use. You can also use green marachino cherries for St. Patrick's Day."
"delicious! very flavorful! I did have a problem with the first batch looking like fried eggs. I chilled the second batch before baking, they turned out a little better. Next time I will try adding a little more flour. (Not too much, or they will be dry). I will make again, even if they don't look perfect!"
"Easy enough to make but, they are very dry & crumble to pieces when you take a bite."
"I have an old recipe of my mom's that she used for years, but I could never get the same results she did. This recipe gives me the best little nuggets ever! I used cherries with a chocolate chip tucked inside, or just tuck 4 choc.chips inside the dough. I use a fruit scooper that give a consistent look and bake for 16 minutes. Very festive, light, tasty! So very glad to have this recipe! (I've made upwards of 8 batches so far....)"
"Very good. Definitely a cookie to have help with. My husband took the stems off and put a chocolate chip into each cherry, while I made the dough. These were a big hit at our church Christmas play. I am making some more tonight. Just because."
"Not only is this a pretty cookie, but very good, and the surprise cherry inside adds a nice "pop" of flavor. Definitely will make again."
"Not a fan of these cookies...tasted somewhat good, but too time consuming to roll all those balls."
"I was surprised and pleased to see the bon bon cookie recipe! My family has also been making these at Christmas for years and years, but have never known anyone else to have the recipe. They are also good to make for events like showers or weddings. Just make a powedered sugar frosting using fresh lemon juice to flavor for a fresh version of this great cookie. Then tint the frosting to pastel colors."
"I made these today. The cookies came out looking like sunny side eggs. The dough just melted around the cherry. They look very nice in the picture, nothing like mine. These were the only cookies that I had trouble with and I made six different cookies today."
"These are very easy to make and very tasty.I did some with melted chocolate for a topping and those were also very good.This is a nice addition for your cookie tray!"
"These are amazing! My mom used to make these when I was a kid only she used peanut butter in them, they were to die for!! She has since lost the recipe so we haven't had them for a few years. These are the replacements! Still wish I could find a recipe for some made with p.b."
"Have made these for years, I use the candied cherries tho, red or green. I hate to share them, they're so good, also decorate w/coconut or ground pecans."
"My Neighbor gives me these cookies every year! Christmas would not be the same."
"I haven't actually tried this recipe yet but it sounds fun and tasty! I love maraschino cherries!"
"Inside of each cherry, I place a sem-sweet chocolate chip. Extra yummy!"
"I loved it but did not all flour only used 2 cups and instead of the cherries I used chocolate chips. I did not ice them but rolled them in icing sugar."
"My mother has been making these bonbon cookies for many years and they have been a hit for all of her childen. These are the requested "Christmas Gift" now that all children have grown and left the nest."