Saturday, December 27, 2008

BonBon Cookies

These turned out great!! They stay soft and oh so yummy in the middle, and the surprise chocolate chips just add to the sweetness. This recipe only yielded about 16 cookies, but it was worth it! I had left over buttercream and used that for the frosting, rather than the icing the recipe called for. These cookies will be made for many occasions throughout the year!
BonBon Cookies, Created by Mrs. Joseph J. Wallace, Whitehall, Montana found on
For the Cookies:
1/2 cup soft butter
3/4 cup sifted confectioners sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla
food coloring if desired
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/8 tsp. salt
Possible fillings: chocolate chips, chopped nuts, coconut, cherries...choose your own!
For the Icing: Mix 1 cup sifted confectioners sugar, 2 tbsp cream, 1 tsp vanilla, and food coloring
Heat oven to 350. Mix butter, sugar, vanilla, and food coloring (if using), thoroughly. Measure flour by dip-level-pour method or by sifting. Blend in flour and salt. If dough is dry add 1 to 2 tbsp. cream. Wrap a level tablespoon of dough around filling. Place 1 inc. apart on un-greased cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 min. Cool; dip tops of cookies in frosting; decorate with another topping if desired.

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