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Glazed Cherry Bon Bon Cookies

 Glazed Cherry Bon Bon Cookies
These cookies have always been part of my Christmas cookie baking. They are sure to be a hit in your home like they are in mine. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Shape a tablespoonful of dough around each cherry, forming a ball.

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Glazed Cherry Bon Bon Cookies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 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.