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Almond Bonbon Cookies

Almond Bonbon CookiesThese bonbons remind me of England, with a touch of America. Dip cooled cookies into…

Almond Bonbon Cookies

Almond Bonbon Cookies

Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened 2/3 cup confectioners’ sugar 1/4 cup 2% milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3 cups all-purpose flour 1 package (7 ounces) almond paste VANILLA ICING: 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 4-1/2 teaspoons 2% milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract CHOCOLATE ICING: 1 cup confectioners’ sugar 1 ounce unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled 3 tablespoons 2% milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract Assorted sprinkles

Directions

Preheat oven to 375°.

In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners’ sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in milk and vanilla.

Gradually beat in flour.

Cut almond paste into 12 slices (about 1/4 in.

thick); cut each into quarters.

Shape into balls.

Wrap tablespoons of cookie dough around almond paste to cover completely.

Place 2 in.

apart on ungreased baking sheets.

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Bake 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

In a small bowl, mix vanilla icing ingredients until smooth.

For chocolate icing, mix confectioners’ sugar, cooled chocolate, milk and vanilla until smooth.

Dip cookies in icings as desired; allow excess to drip off.

Decorate with sprinkles.

Place on waxed paper; let stand until set.

Store in airtight containers.

Nutrition Facts 1 cookie:

  • 112 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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