Friday, December 5, 2008

Cherry BonBon Cookies

Hello dear friends, thank you for stopping by today for Scrappy Jessi's Annual Cookie Swap. The cookie I am sharing with you comes from Taste of Home magazine. When I first saw the recipe I knew I had to give it a try. I was intrigued because the glaze called for maraschino cherry juice to add flavor and color. This ingredient instantly reminded me of my Grandmother. Let's just say she was famous (or rather infamous) for her application of cherry juice to a wide variety of recipes, whether they needed it or not. LOL! She would have loved these little gems and I hope you will too.



1/2 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup confectioner's sugar

2 tablespoons milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1/8 teaspoon salt

24 maraschino cherries (drained with the juice reserved)


1 cup confectioner's sugar

1 tablespoon butter, melted

2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice :)

Additional confectioner's sugar

In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. (The texture of the butter with the powdered sugar starts off really strange at first, but then gets better) Add milk and vanilla.

In a separate bowl combine flour and salt. Gradually add to the creamed mixture.

Divide dough into 24 portions; shape each portion around a cherry, forming a ball. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

For glaze, combine the sugar, melted butter and cherry juice until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Dust with confectioner's sugar.



Thank you again for visiting! For a complete list of participants in today's Cookie Swap please visit our fabulous hostess Jessi. Hope you will drop in again. Please feel free to let yourself in if I don't hear the bell. I'll be the lady of leisure with feet elevated and bonbon in hand. Happy Holidays!


Joanna {sweet finds} said...

The bon bons look wonderful. There so cute, I probably wouldn't eat any... I'd just let them sit on the platter all nice & pretty. :) xoxo, Joanna

Scrappy Jessi said...

i am making these.

have fun


tamy@simplymein said...

These look easy and totally awesome..Happy Hols

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thanks for sharing your bon bons. They are so pretty! Twyla

Heidi - what's in a name? said...

They look so pretty! I am sure they taste just as good!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Ohhhhh my, those are so so adorable!! and the insides are such a sweet surprise too! I have to make them!! thanks for sharing!!

~ hugs ~ Cynthia

hunnybunny said...

OH my GOODNESS!!! I am so showing my husband this, he always jokes with me about how I secretly eat bon bons and watch Oprah. A couple nights ago he said he was going to find me some so I could stop sneaking. Maybe I can get Mr. Bunny to make these. haha

Kelly said...

Oh yummy! Thanks for the recipe and the home tour. I'm still catching up on all the sites. I've got a cookie recipe on my blog at the moment too you might enjoy