Nicole's Cherry Bonbons
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Nicole Johnson, a former Miss America, shared this recipe with us. The story behind it is that she often made these cherry treats when she was a young girl and shes still making them now, with her own little Miss America.
What You'll Need
- 3 tablespoons butter, softened
- 5 tablespoons corn oil stick margarine, softened
- 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar, divided
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons fat-free (skim) milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 24 maraschino cherries, drained with 2 teaspoons liquid reserved
What to Do
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium bowl, beat the butter, margarine, and 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar until creamy. Stir in the flour, milk, vanilla, and salt; mix well.
- Shape into 24 balls. Press each ball around a cherry and place on an ungreased baking sheet. Bake 18 to 20 minutes, or until light golden. Cool on a wire rack.
- Place 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar in a shallow dish and roll the bonbons until lightly coated.
- In a small bowl, combine the remaining 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar and the 2 teaspoons reserved cherry liquid; mix well. Place in a resealable plastic storage bag. Cut a small corner off the bag and drizzle the glaze over the bonbons.
- Allow the bonbons to cool until the glaze is firm, then serve, or store in an airtight container until ready to serve.
From Mr. Food's Quick & Easy Diabetic Cooking, available at www.mrfood.com.