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BonBon Cookies

BonBon Cookies

BonBon Cookies

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BonBon Cookies
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Course: Filled CookiesDifficulty: Medium



Almond-flavored cookies with a maraschino cherry in the center.


  • For the cookies:
  • 1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup confectioner’s sugar

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, at room temperature

  • 2 tablespoons half & half or milk

  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

  • 24 maraschino cherries, well drained (approximately)

  • For the glaze:
  • 2-1/4 cups confectioners’ sugar

  • 3 tablespoons water

  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup, divided

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil

  • 3/4 teaspoons almond extract

  • 3 drops food colour of your choice (depending on colour, you might need more)

  • optional colored sprinkles


  • For the cookies
  • Preheat oven 350 degrees. Knead together flour, sugar, butter, half-half and almond extract until well mixed. Shape about 2 tablespoons dough around a well drained maraschino cherry and roll into a ball. Place onto ungreased sheets and press down on each ball gently to flatten out bottoms. Bake for about 15 minutes or until cookies are firm but not brown. Transfer to racks to cool completely.
  • For the glaze
  • In small bowl, mix all glaze ingredients together until smooth. Dip cookies in glaze to coat and set on racks (over paper sheets to catch drips) . If using, dust with sprinkles. Let set until dry, about 30 minutes.


  • Originally posted by “Kathy” to the now-defunct Holiday Cookie Club at Epicurious.com.
  • Photo by april under Creative Commons license.


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Amazing!! I always use cherries in the middle, it keeps the cooky moister.
- A Baker

Easy to make, yes, but they are not delicious. All you taste is the cherry in the middle. Yuck!
- A Baker

I used evaporated milk instead or half and half. I also put maybe a half a kiss into the dough also sometimes. Top them off after the glaze with candy canes crushed or nuts. A real big hit about every place I take them.
- Linda

These cooked are sooooo good! Im glad I found the recipe now I will be making them every holiday :) everyone in my family raves about them, one batch is not enough, you just want to keep eating them!
- A Baker

These cookies are over the top amazing. You can't make just one batch because your family won't stay out of them, and there aren't any left for guests. so you better make a double batch!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Ja-nice
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