Tempting Tasty Treats - Almond Bonbons

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Want to sit on the couch eating bonbons?  Don't do it until you've made these bonbons and THEN sit on the couch eating your bonbons.  You'll be much happier doing so :) Enjoy ladies and gents! 

Almond Bonbons

Almond Glaze - 
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp almond extract
4 to 5 tsp milk 
Food colors

Bonbon -
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 tbs milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 pkg (7 to 8 oz) almond paste
Almond Glaze
Colored sugars

Almond Glaze -
Mix all ingredients except food colors until smooth and spreadable.  Divide amoug custard cups.  Tint each with food color.

Bonbons -
Heat oven to 375F.  Beat flour, butter, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon.

Cut almond pasta into 1/2 slices; cut each slice into fourths.  Shape 1 inch ball of dough around each piece of almond paste.  Gently roll to form ball.  Place about 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set and bottom is golden brown.  Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.  Cool completely.

Dip tops of cookies into Almond Glaze.  Sprinkle with colored sugars.  Makes about 3 dozen.


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