Almond Bonbons

From PILLSBURY BAKING

Makes 48 bonbons

 

These bonbons are so easy and look extremely festive. Perfect for a cookie exchange, gift baskets, or on a holiday dessert table.

INGREDIENTS

1 package PILLSBURY Sugar Cookie Mix

1/4 cup butter, softened

1 large egg

1 teaspoon water

1 (7 oz.) box almond paste (see tip below)

1/4 teaspoon almond extract, divided

1/2 cup PILLSBURY FUNFETTI Vibrant Green Vanilla Flavored Frosting

1/2 cup PILLSBURY FUNFETTI Radiant Red Vanilla Flavored Frosting

 

DIRECTIONS

1.Heat oven to 375 degrees. Combine cookie mix, butter, egg, and water in medium bowl. Stir until soft dough forms. Shape dough into 3/4-inch balls. Cut almond paste into 1/4-inch slices. Cut each slice in half. Roll into ball. Flatten out dough ball into 1 1/4-inch circle. Wrap around almond paste ball, pinching dough to seal. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet.

2.Bake 7 to 9 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.

3.Place green and red frostings in separate small bowls. Stir 1/8 teaspoon almond extract into each frosting. Place each color frosting into corner of resealable plastic bag. Cut very small corner off bag. Drizzle over top of cookies. Sprinkle with candy bits from frosting.

 

VARIATION

FOR HANNUKAH BONBONS: Prepare cookies as directed. Add almond extract to 1 cup PILLSBURY CREAMY SUPREME Vanilla Flavored Frosting. Drizzle over cookies. Sprinkle with blue decorator sugar and decorator sprinkles of your choice.

 

TIP: Almond paste can be found in your grocer’s baking aisle. Make 48 balls of dough from 7 ounces of almond paste.

 

Find this recipe and more holiday treats at pillsburybaking.com