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These wonderful candy-like cookies came from my 1960's
Betty Crocker Cookbook. The photo is from the
Betty Crocker website. Some people will call these candy - but candy or cookie they are a wonderful
holiday treat! These cookies have always been a holiday favorite of mine - especially during
Cookie Recipes and
Secrets To Making Perfect Cookies. Also learn
How To Have A Successful Holiday Cookie Exchange or Cookie Swap.
Don't forget to check out my
Afternoon Tea Menu (with recipes) which includes these delicious cookies.
Bon Bon Cookies Recipe
Yields: 24 cookies
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 15 min
1/2 cup butter, room temperature (optional)
3/4 cup sifted
powdered sugar (confectioners') sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Food coloring, if desired
1 1/2 cup all-purpose
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 to 2 tablespoons
Fillings (see ideas below)
Bon Bon Icing (see recipe below)
Toppings (chopped nuts, coconut, colored sugar)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large bowl, mix together butter, sugar,
vanilla extract, and food coloring thoroughly. Measure flour by dipping method
or by sifting. Blend in flour and salt. Note: If dough is too dry, add 1 to 2
To mold each cookie, wrap 1 level tablespoonful of
dough around a Filling Suggestion below (your choice). Place each cookie 1-inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets and bake approximately 12 to 15 minutes or until set but not brown.
Remove from oven, carefully remove from cookie sheet, and let slightly cool on wire cooling racks
(when warm the cookies are delicate).
Prepare Bon Bon Icing.
When the cookies are cooled but still warm, dip tops of each cookie in the Bon Bon Icing.
Decorate each cookie with one of the toppings suggested above.
Bonbons: Make Bonbon Cookies except blend in 1 square
(1-ounce) unsweetened chocolate, melted.
Bonbons: Make Bonbon Cookies except use 1/2 cup firmly-packed brown
sugar in place of confectioner’s sugar.
Makes about 24 cookies.
Bon Bon Icing:
1 cup sifted powdered (confectioners) sugar
2 1/2 tablespoons
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
Red, green, or yellow food coloring, if desired.
In a bowl, mix together powdered sugar, cream,
vanilla extract, and food coloring (if desired).
Chocolate Bonbon Icing
- Make Bon Bon Icing except add 1 square unsweetened chocolate (1
ounce), melted, and use 3 tablespoons cream.
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