Sweet Cherry Bon Bon Cookies
Family Tested & Approved
butter or margarine
sifted confectioners' sugar
food coloring, if desired
CANDIED OR MARASCHINO CHERRIES, PITTED DATES, NUTS, OR CHOCOLATE PIECES
chopped nuts, coconut, colored sugar
Mix butter, sugar, vanilla, and food coloring. Measure by dipping method or by sifting.
Blend flour and salt in thoroughly with hand. If dough is dry, add 1 to 2 tablespoons milk.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. For each cookie, wrap 1 level Tablespoon dough around a filling suggested above.
Bake 1" apart on ungreased baking sheet 12 to 15 minutes, or until set but not brown.
Cool dip tops of cookies in Icing. Decorate each cookie with one of the toppings suggested above. Makes 20 to 25 cookies.
Bon Bon Icing: Mix 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons cream or milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and red, green, or yellow food coloring, if desired.
Chocolate Bon Bon Icing: Make Bon Bon Icing (above) - except add square unsweetened chocolate (1 oz.), melted and use ¼ cup cream or milk.
Penuche Bon Bon: Make Bon Bon cookies - except use ½ cup brown sugar (packed) in place of confectioners' sugar.