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Hazelnut-Mocha Bonbon Cookies Recipe

Hazelnut-Mocha Bonbon Cookies Recipe

I adapted a cookie recipe from a cookbook I received at my bridal shower. The little glazed balls have been a favorite ever since.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:42 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons instant espresso powder
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 42 whole hazelnuts
  • ESPRESSO GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • CHOCOLATE GLAZE:
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate, melted
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • Chocolate and gold jimmies

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Combine vanilla and espresso powder until dissolved. Add to creamed mixture. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Shape a heaping teaspoon of dough around each hazelnut, forming a ball. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 3. For espresso glaze, place confectioners' sugar in a small bowl. Combine the espresso powder and vanilla until dissolved; add to bowl. Stir in enough cream to achieve a dipping consistency; set aside. For chocolate glaze, combine the confectioners' sugar, chocolate and cream.
  • 4. Dip half of the cookies in espresso glaze. Dip remaining cookies in chocolate glaze; allow excess to drip off. Place on waxed paper and sprinkle with jimmies. Let stand until set. Yield: 3-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 103 calories, 5 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 24 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.