Cherry Bon Bons

These are always a big hit on a cookie tray. Cherry Bon Bons.

December 20th....Gulp!!!!

1-1/4 cups butter, room temperature
2-1/4 cups powdered sugar, divided
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon palmond extract
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
red maraschino cherries with stems

Preheat oven to 350o F. Coat a mini-muffin pan with cooking spray.

In a large mixing bowl beat butter on medium speed . Gradually beat in 1-1/2 cups of powdered sugar, baking powder and salt. Beat in almond extract, vanilla and egg. Beat in the flour using the paddle attachment to your mixture.

Place remaining 3/4 cup powdered sugar in a shallow dish. Shape the dough into 1" balls; roll in powdered sugar. Press each ball into bottom and up sides of muffin cups.

Place cherry stem side up in each cup. Bake about 12 minutes or until pastry is browned. Cool in pan.

Using a knife tip, loosen Bon Bons from cups.

After the dough is in the cups I make an indentation in the middle of the cup with my finger.

Sit the cherries with the stems sticking straight up.

The dough fills in around the cherry as they bake.

Such a good Christmas treat.

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so christmas-ey. love them....

i love anything cherry

can you beleive it is christmas week?
These look fabulous! I have just finished my Pecan Cake and Pecan Balls. In other words I have baked my last cookie and cake for this Christmas season. These will be wonderful for Valentine Days.

Are you sure it's the 20th? Oh No!
Cottage Tails said…
The do look like such fun!

Love Leanne
Ooooo, the stems are like little handles! What a cute idea for a dessert plate!
Autumnforest said…
Those are keepers! What a neat recipe. That just looks like Xmas in one little package.
Pricilla said…
Very festive looking as well!
Anonymous said…
OOH These looks nice :-) I wonder if we can find those cherries with the stems left. But a stem more or less doesn´t matter :-) :-)

Have a great day now!
so different and pretty.
another winner!
I loves cherries! These are so festive! Leaving the stem attached is a brilliant idea.

Happy day!

xoxo to "Teddy Twinkle Lights".
Sooooooooooooo cute! Delicious too, I'm sure. :-)

Happy Yule Eve.

Gentle Yule hugs...
Ann said…
YUMMMM, I love cherries. They look delicious
Divaeva said…
those look delicious!
Guillaume said…
More cakes than bonbons, but they look delicious.
Joyce...they look fantastic! The girls are going to love this one! Thank you, once again. How I would love to serve a tray of these...
Merry Christmas, my friend! We are washing away out here in California.... :)
Suzie said…
Joyce, do you use regular size muffin cups, or the mini size?

And since you are done with your baking, how about you zoom over here and help me finish up mine? Hmmm, didn't think so. .

Thanks for sharing all of these great treats with us! My cookie tray is going to be extra festive this year, thanks to you!
Suzie said…
I knew that I should re-read the recipe with my eyes open instead of in snooze mode. .in the very first sentence you say, "mini-pan". .I'll go stand in the corner now. . .