Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Chocolate Filled Bon-Bon's

We've been  making this cookies in our family for many years.  My husband is actually the cookie baker as he grew up helping his grandmother make cookies.

She always started baking cookies in November and had tins and tins of cookies for everyone to share at the holidays. I just love traditions like that!

This is a very easy cookie recipe made with chocolate kisses and a cookie dough flavored with a touch of almond. It gives just the right taste without overpowering it, and it is especially fun to make with children. Kids love to wrap the kisses in the dough and dip them in the colored sugar.

3/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 3/4 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. almond extract
3 1/2-4 dozen chocolate kisses
colored sugar for decorating, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Using a stand mixer, cream shortening and sugars until fluffy.  Add egg and extracts and beat well. Add flour, baking powder and salt, mixing until well blended.

Form dough into 1"-inch balls and press each ball around a chocolate kiss until it is completely enclosed.  Dip tops in colored sugar if desired.

Bake on un-greased baking sheets 12 minutes.

Yield:  3 1/2 dozen


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