Delicious and festive Bon Bon Christmas Cookies recipe

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Delicious and festive Bon Bon Christmas Cookies recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
60 mins
Total Time:
80mins
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Recipe by Administrator
Published on June 15, 2024

These Bon Bon Christmas Cookies are a delightful treat during the holiday season. They are made with a combination of butter, sugar, vanilla extract, chopped nuts, and chocolate. These bite-sized cookies are perfect for gifting or serving at holiday gatherings.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped nuts (such as pecans or walnuts)
  • 1 package (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp shortening

Directions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  2. Stir in the vanilla extract.
  3. Gradually add the flour and mix until well combined.
  4. Fold in the chopped nuts.
  5. Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on a baking sheet.
  6. Bake at 350°F for 12-15 minutes or until the cookies are set but not browned.
  7. Allow the cookies to cool completely.
  8. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips and shortening together.
  9. Dip each cookie into the melted chocolate mixture, coating it completely.
  10. Place the coated cookies back on the baking sheet and let them set before serving.

Interesting Facts

  • The name 'Bon Bon' comes from the French word for 'good', which perfectly describes these delicious cookies.
  • These cookies are also known as 'Mexican Wedding Cookies' or 'Russian Tea Cakes' in different regions.