Monday, December 21, 2009

Cherry Bon Bons...

On Saturday a bunch of our family got together so Friday afternoon I went over to Grandma G's house to do some baking. I wanted to see how she makes her cherry bon bons, so we made those first.

Anyone who wants to make them, here is the recipe and directions:

1/2 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup sifted confectioners sugar (although we did not sift it)
1 Tbsp Vanilla
food coloring
1 1/2 cups flour
1/8 tsp salt

maraschino cherries
(you could choose some different fillers but I would use a different icing or topping if I used any nuts or chocolate)

Mix all together until it becomes moldable...should be a little sticky. I used flour on my hands for each one so it would smooth out the bon bons. Use your floured hand to get out about a tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball. Push your thumb into the center of the ball and place a cherry inside then mold the dough around the cherry so it is in the center of the ball. Place on cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.
Let them cool and then dip each in bon bon icing and place on a flat surface.

Bon Bon Icing:

Mix one cup powered sugar
2 1/2 tsp milk...or cherry juice...just mix in until it is a nice 'dippable' texture
food coloring

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