These cookies are pretty in pink and perfect for the third week of advent. Shhh…there is a sweet surprise in the middle! These Cherry Bonbon Cookies were brought to our 2013 cookie exchange party. Enjoy!!
Cherry Bonbon Cookies
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 3/4 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1- 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 24 maraschino cherries
- 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
In a mixing bowl cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add milk and vanilla. Combine flour and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Divide dough into 24 portions; shape each portion around a cherry, forming a ball. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.
For glaze, combine sugar, butter and cherry juice. Drizzle over cookies. Dust with additional powdered sugar.