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Bon Bon Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Bon Bon Cookies, by , is from Look to the Cornmeal; The Connor Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

lori connor
Added: Saturday, October 15, 2005


1 3/4 cup AP flour
1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 TB milk
1/2 tsp almond extract
1/8 tsp. salt
1 60z. pak of semisweet chocolate morsels
Almond glaze (below)
2 TB light corn syrup

1. In medium bowl with hand, knead first 6 ingredients until mixed.
2. Preheat oven to 350. Reserve 3 TB. chocolate pieces for garnish later. With hands, shape about 2 rounded tsp. dough around 6 chocolate morsels. Roll into a ball. Placecookie on ungreased cookie sheet, pressing gently to flatten bottom of cookie.Repeat with remaining dough, placing cookies i in. apart on cookie sheet. Bake 15 min. or until cookies are set, but not brown. (Cookies become firm when cool) Remove to wire rack to cool about 1 hour.
When cookies are cool, prepare Almond Glaze. Dip cookies into glaze; dry on wire rack over wax paper about 30 minutes.
In heavy small saucepan over low heat, heat corn syrup and reserved chocolate pieces until chocolate melts. With teaspoon, drizzle mixture over glaze on cookies; allow to dry, about 15 min. Store cookies in tightly covered container.

Almond Glaze
In a small bowl with spoon, sitr 2 1/4 cups confectioners sugar, 3 TB water, 2 TB light corn syrup, 1 1/2 tsp vegetable oil, 3/4 tsp almond extract, and 3 to 4 drops red food coloring, stirring until smooth.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I make these as Christmas cookies every year. They are a little time-consuming but worth it.




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