Christmas Recipes

Frosted Bonbons

Delight in a sweet almond surprise baked in the center of frosted bonbons.

Frosted Bonbons

Yield: 6 dozen cookies



  • 3 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 (7 or 8 ounce) package almond paste

Vanilla Bonbon Frosting

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Chocolate Bonbon Frosting

  • 1 ounce unsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Decoration
  • Betty Crocker sugar sequins or other decors


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees F.


  1. In large bowl, beat all bonbon ingredients except almond paste with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon, until dough forms.
  2. Cut almond paste into 1/4 inch 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.
  3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until set and bottom is golden brown.
  4. Remove from cookie sheet to wire rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

Vanilla Bonbon Frosting

  1. In small bowl, stir all Vanilla Bonbon Frosting ingredients until smooth.

Chocolate Bonbon Frosting

  1. In small bowl, stir all Chocolate Bonbon Frosting ingredients until smooth. If necessary, stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until soft enough to spread.
  2. Dip tops of cookies into frostings and sprinkle with decors as desired.


High Altitude (3500-6500 ft) No change.


Per serving: Calories 80 (Calories from Fat 30); Total Fat 3 1/2g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g, Trans Fat 0g); Cholesterol 5mg; Sodium 20mg; Total Carbohydrate 10g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 6g); Protein 0g

Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 0%; Iron 0%

Exchanges: 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Vegetable; 1 Fat Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


Recipe and photo used with permission from: Betty Crocker Kitchens

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