12 Days of Treats Cookies

Classic Bonbons

If you love mid-century recipes, then the Bonbon is a classic you’ve got to try.  A crispy cookie stuffed with your choice of filling and coated with melted chocolate or glaze, it’s sure to bring back memories of Christmas past.  This is a great, sturdy cookie that is perfect for shipping.  Bake a batch of these for your grandparents and watch their faces light up!  Nostalgia catalogs sell them for a pretty penny but you can make them for a fraction of the cost!

The video shows you how to bring it all together and what the recipe should look like in different stages.

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Classic Bonbons
Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
15 minutes
Total Time:
25 minutes
  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 c. butter, softened
  • 3/4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. vanilla
  • 1 tbsp. milk
  • Food coloring, optional
  • Vanilla melts
  • Sprinkles, optional
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To 1 1/2 cups flour, add 1/8 tsp salt and stir to combine.
  3. In a large bowl, add 1/2 cup of softened butter, and 3/4 cup powdered sugar and beat until fluffy.
  4. Add 1 tbsp vanilla extract and whip together.
  5. Gradually add the flour mixture stirring after each addition. Add a tbsp. of milk to bring the dough together using up to 2 tbsp if needed.
  6. Scoop some dough and make a small hole in the middle. Add some of your fillings being careful not to over stuff them. (see video)
  7. Gently fold the dough over so the fillings are completely covered otherwise they’ll leak out during baking.
  8. Bake in the oven for 12-15 minutes. Then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely then place the rack over a cookie sheet.
  9. Heat chocolate melts according to the microwave instructions on the package.
  10. Spoon the melts over the top of each cookie.
  11. Put the sprinkles on top while the melt is still warm as it cools quickly.
  12. Allow melts to harden and they're ready to serve.
Nutrition information
Serving Size: approximately 16 cookies

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I'm a long time cook/baker that makes food centric recipe videos to help the novice cook or welcome a seasoned cook that wants to focus on the food. I'm passionate about both Christmas and cooking. Once my baking gene gets activated in September, I want to bake all the things. Grab a cup of hot cocoa and come on into my kitchen!


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