Thursday, September 4, 2008

Pretty in Pink Bon Bon Cookies

In internet years, two weeks is an eternity. Yet I've been guilty of neglecting this blog for at least that long. And considering that I just celebrated my one month blog-iversary, this delay is beyond unacceptable. But please don't abandon me, I am very busy at work and I just haven't been able to find a way to exist on less than 6.5 hours sleep. Something's gotta give, and so far that something has been a social life and blogging. I am still cooking, and I have made some wonderful things, but by the time the kitchen is clean, I am too tired to come up with clever words. Hopefully soon I can spend an afternoon catching up on all my tardy posts.

I made a meal for my husband and his parents last Sunday and wanted to try something new for a sweet finish. I saw these cookies on Cakespy and fell in love. To make them right I bought myself a new little kitchen tool at Target, a small cookie scoop. Little gadgets like this are so fun to me! Plus, they made these yummies the perfect round shape I wanted.

Bon Bon Cookies

Courtesy of Cakespy:

For the Cookies:

1/2 c. soft butter
3/4 c. sifted confectioners sugar
1 Tbsp. vanilla
food coloring if desired
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/8 tsp. salt

Fillings: I made mine with marischino cherries which I liked because of the pink cookies. Next time I'm going to try to make a great purple color so who knows what filling I'll try.

For the Icing:

Mix 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar, 2 tbsp cream, 1 tsp vanilla, and food coloring (if desired).

Heat oven to 350.

Mix butter, sugar, vanilla and food coloring, thoroughly. Sift flour with the salt and add to the sugar mixture. If dough is dry, add 1 to 2 Tbsp. cream. Using a small cookie scoop, partially fill with dough, add your filling, then finish with more cookie dough. Place 1" apart on un-greased cookie sheet. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, then cool on a cooling rack. Dip the tops of the cookies in frosting and decorate.

Makes 20-25 cookies.


  1. And they were such yummy morsels! Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. these look great! and lots of ways to change them up!

  3. Yummy! Didn't you love these!! I thought they were so good and such a great idea!

  4. So cute. And they look yummy too!

  5. Adorable! Great job and I'm sure these are as addictive asn the traditional bon bons! :)

  6. Yay!! I love your pretty pink version of these classy little cookies! (sorry for the delay, I see it was a few weeks ago!)