Bon Bon Cookie Recipes

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December 26, 2012

bon bons on plateMany families have a special recipe that they make every holiday. Our family makes bon bon cookies every year! These delicious cookies can be served any time of year though, by simply changing the frosting colors. :)


Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 24 cookies


  • Bon Bons:
  • 1 large container candied cherries
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • Icing:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a a large bowl, combine flour, salt, powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla. If dough is too dry, add 1-2 Tbsp. milk.
  3. dry dough
    add milk to dough
  4. Work the dough with your hands until it can be formed into a ball and stay together.
  5. moist dough
  6. Pull off a 1" ball and flatten it in between your fingers. Place a cherry in the center and work the dough around the cherry.
  7. add cherry to middle

  8. Roll the bon bon between your palms, forming a smooth ball. Place the bon bons on a cookie sheet.
  9. roll bon bon
    bon bons on cookie sheet
  10. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the bottom of the bon bons begins to turn golden brown.
  11. brown bottom of bon bon
  12. Allow the bon bons to cool before dipping them in icing.
  13. For the icing: In a small bowl combine the powdered sugar, milk (both the 2 Tbsp. and the 1 1/2 tsp.), and vanilla. Add food coloring to achieve the desired color.
  14. add milk for icing

  15. Dip the top of each bon bon in the icing, allowing excess icing to drip off. Set them aside, add sprinkles if desired, and then allow icing to harden.
  16. dipping bon bon
    finished bon bons
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In a large bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, coconut, 1/3 cup gelatin, almonds, extract and enough food coloring to tint mixture.

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Many families have a special recipe that they make every holiday. Our family makes bon bon cookies every year

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