Cherry Bonbon Cookies

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

Cherry Bonbon Cookies

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.


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