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Almond Bonbon Cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 package (7 ounces) almond paste
  • VANILLA ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • CHOCOLATE ICING:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 3 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Assorted sprinkles

Directions

  • 1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in milk and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour.
  • 2. Cut almond paste into 12 slices (about 1/4 in. thick); cut each into quarters. Shape into balls. Wrap tablespoons of cookie dough around almond paste to cover completely. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • 3. Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
  • 4. In a small bowl, mix vanilla icing ingredients until smooth. For chocolate icing, mix confectioners' sugar, cooled chocolate, milk and vanilla until smooth. Dip cookies in icings as desired; allow excess to drip off. Decorate with sprinkles. Place on waxed paper; let stand until set. Store in airtight containers.

Nutrition Facts

1 cookie: 112 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

Reviews

Average Rating:
  • cakeladybu
    Dec 26, 2014

    Very good cookie - I added almond flavoring to the icing to enhance the almond flavor. Will definitely make again

  • Shelli8871
    Dec 31, 1969

    This a very tasty cookie everyone has enjoyed them!

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