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Bon Bon Christmas Cookies

"Cute 'Cherries in a Blanket' cookies. This recipe goes back at least three generations. My grandma made them, my mom made them, now I make them!"
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Ingredients

servings 151 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen)

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Directions

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  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the shortening and cream cheese until well blended. Stir in the flour, you may need to use your hands to help it form a dough. If the mixture seems too dry, add a couple of teaspoons of water. Cover and chill several hours or overnight.
  2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  3. Before rolling out the dough, dust the rolling surface heavily with confectioners' sugar. Roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 1x4 inch strips. Place a cherry on the end of each strip. Roll up each strip starting with the cherry. Place on prepared cookie sheets and dust with a little of the confectioners' sugar.
  4. Bake for 7 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Cookies should brown slightly. Dust again with the confectioners' sugar. Allow cookies to cool before serving, the cherries are very hot!

Footnotes

  • Cook's Notes:
  • Don't be afraid to use the powdered sugar generously the dough absorbes about a cup!
  • You can use half shortening, half butter if you prefer, and add a pinch of salt.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 151 calories; 6.2 g fat; 22.7 g carbohydrates; 1.5 g protein; 5 mg cholesterol; 14 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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i love this recipe. my great aunt makes them but instead of dusting them with powdered sugar, dips them in red icing (like the buttercream icing on the back of the powdered sugar box) and rolls ...

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This needs salt! I used unsalted butter and less flour. The dough was okay. When I made similar cookies as a kid we also wrapped the dough around walnuts and dates.

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i love this recipe. my great aunt makes them but instead of dusting them with powdered sugar, dips them in red icing (like the buttercream icing on the back of the powdered sugar box) and rolls ...

Good recipe very similar to my grammas. I take the dough and wrap it around the maraschino cherries that have stems and then sprinkle them with red sugar crystals before they bake. Its like cook...

These were wonderful, and a very nice change of pace! I made them at a cookie bake/exchange and they were a huge hit! There were many basic cookies, and alot of chocolate ones, so these really s...

I really liked these. But, of course, I like almost all cream cheese cookies. I didn't use shortening, I used butter. It seemed to make them a little richer. I also chilled my dough before makin...

My husband loves these. I added some powdered sugar to the dough. I hated to give them away as gifts, when I could be eating them at home!

The recipe as is was ok; but I would only give it 3 out of 5 stars. The dough did not roll well and when it baked is cracked and the cookies did not look pretty. I added a beaten egg to the do...

This needs salt! I used unsalted butter and less flour. The dough was okay. When I made similar cookies as a kid we also wrapped the dough around walnuts and dates.

I made these last year for Christmas and am making them again this year. These are very cute and tasty. It is nice to make different cookies that are not well known. It makes giving them more fu...

I made a mistake with the recipe and added 1 cup of the confectioner's sugar to the batter. Of course it was really dry and when I re-read the recipe I noticed my error. Rather than trash the ...