Glazed Cherry Bon Bon Cookies Recipe
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Glazed Cherry Bon Bon Cookies Recipe

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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
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min./batch + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings


  • 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
  • 1-1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water
  • Red and green liquid food coloring
  • Colored sprinkles
  • 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

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.


  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.
Originally published as Cherry Bonbon Cookies in Country Woman Christmas Annual 2008, p26

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

"When I make the glaze I replace the water with cherry juice. So much more flavorful."

Reviewed Jan. 30, 2014

"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."

Reviewed Dec. 20, 2012

"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."

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2012

"These were a bit on the dry side, but overall delicious. Will definitely make again!"

Reviewed Dec. 24, 2011

"These cookies are fantastic. I would just make sure to chill the dough first."

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