cherry bon bon cookies??

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  1. TB'sWidow

    TB'sWidow DIS Veteran

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    Ok Diser's I need your help, I have always made cherry bon bon cookies at christmas and everyone loves them but I cannot find the receipe.If anyone has a receipe or something similar please could you post it. Thanks Mary
     
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  3. Meriweather

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    Cherry Bonbon Cookies Recipe

    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
    GLAZE:
    1 cup confectioners' sugar
    1 tablespoon butter, melted
    2 tablespoons maraschino cherry juice
    Additional confectioners' sugar

    Directions

    In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add milk and vanilla. Combine the 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° for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
    For glaze, combine the sugar, butter and cherry juice until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Dust with confectioners' sugar. Yield: 2 dozen.
     
  4. TB'sWidow

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    Thank you, Thank you, you are a lifesaver:thanks: Mary
     
  5. izzy

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    Good heavens, those sound sinful!
     
  6. crashbb

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    We call them Cherry Bombs - here's our version (we often skip the chocolate chip).


    INGREDIENTS
    1 cup maraschino cherries
    1 cup butter
    1/2 cup icing sugar
    1 tsp vanilla
    2 cups flour

    Heat oven to 400C.

    Drain cherries. Using the bit where the stem was, stick one chocolate chip into each cherry.

    Cream butter and icing sugar. Add vanilla and blend well. Add flour and blend thoroughly (knead if necessary to mix).

    Take a teaspoonful of dough and flatten it in palm. Wrap around cherry and seal. The heat from your hand will make the dough malleable (if it gets too warm, stick in fridge for a bit).

    Put on cookie sheet and bake until beige (the recipe gives no actual cookie time - I *think* it may be about 10 minutes, but I really don't remember).

    You can drizzle with icing if you'd like. You can also stuff with dates or walnuts instead of cherries (and colour code your icing).
     
  7. TB'sWidow

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    Oh these sound so good too. Have never tried the chocolate chips, will give those a try as well. Thanks Mary
     
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    Those are awesome! Thanks for sharing.:cheer2:
     
  11. Meriweather

    Meriweather Aria's Nana

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    We love these.............have been making them for over 40 years!! DS's favorite, now he is gluten and dairy free, so I need to experiment and come up with something for him.
     
  12. sissy_ib

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    Well I think I know what I am making today!!
     
  13. LJSquishy

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    I'm totally making these today! Thanks for posting about them!

    I'm also making white chocolate cherry almond shortbread cookies and also cranberry bliss bars today!
     
  14. sissy_ib

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    I did make these yesterday and they were a huge hit! I'll be making more for Christmas for sure. Thanks for posting this.
     
  15. TwingleMum

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    Sound great thanks for sharing
     
  16. LJSquishy

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    I did end up making these and they are AMAZING!!! I made one minor change -- I used half almond extract and half vanilla extract instead of all vanilla. This definitely made them much better than they would have been otherwise. My entire family loved them!

    For anyone considering making them, they are essentially a shortbread cookie with a maraschino cherry in the middle! Heaven. :)
     
  17. Teacher03

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    Thanks for sharing. I want to try a few new recipes this year.
     
  18. ENSOCK

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    Thanks so much! I am going to try to make these!
     
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    Made this version today. I think I found this year's favorite Christmas cookie! :cool1:
     
  21. TwingleMum

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    Could you share these please???
     

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