semi-sweet chocolate chips

Cherry Bonbon Cookies



  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa

  • 1/2 cup soft butter or margarine

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 large egg 

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cherry flavoring (optional)

  • 48 sweet fresh cherries, pitted

  • 1 package (6oz.) semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk


Makes 48 cookies


  1. Combine flour and cocoa; set aside.

  2. With electric mixer, beat butter, sugar and baking powder until blended.

  3. Add egg, vanilla and cherry flavoring; beat until well combined.

  4. Gradually beat in flour mixture.

  5. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; place 1/2 -inch apart on ungreased baking sheet.

  6. Press down center of each ball with thumb to create a small hollow; fill each center with a cherry.

  7. Heat oven to 350F.

  8. In small pan over low heat, combine chocolate chips and condensed milk; heat until chocolate is melted.

  9. Spoon about 1 teaspoon chocolate mixture over each cherry, spreading to cover cherry.

  10. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until done.

  11. Remove to wire racks and cool.