Cherry Bon Bon Cookie Recipe

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These Cherry Bon Bon cookies are so good that you will think you are eating candy!
I slightly adapted this wonderful Cherry Bon Bon cookie recipe.

Original recipe and photo from the Northwest Cherry Growers.

Cherry Bon Bon Cookies

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Cherry Bon Bon Cookies Recipe:

Recipe Type: Cookies, Christmas Cookie, Chocolate, Cherries
Yields: 48 cookies
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 12 min


1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons cherry flavoring (optional)
48 fresh sweet cherries, pitted*
1 (6-ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk

* If you cannot get fresh cherries, well-drained maraschino cherries may be substituted


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

In a small bowl, combine flour and cocoa; set aside.

In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter, sugar, and baking powder until blended. Add egg, vanilla extract, and cherry flavoring; beat until well combined. Gradually beat in flour mixture.

Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 1/2-inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Press down center of each ball with thumb to create a small hollow; fill each center with a cherry; set aside.

In small pan over low heat, combine chocolate chips and condensed milk; heat until chocolate is melted.

Spoon about 1 teaspoon chocolate mixture over each cherry, spreading to cover cherry.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until done. Remove to wire cooling racks and cool.

Yields 48 cookies.

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