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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.
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Cherry Bon Bon Cookies Recipe:
Yields: 48 cookies
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 12 min
1 1/2 cups all-purpose
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1 cup granulated
1 1/2 teaspoons
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoons cherry flavoring (optional)
48 fresh sweet
1 (6-ounce) package semi-sweet
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.
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
Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until done. Remove to wire cooling racks and cool.
Yields 48 cookies.
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