Almond Bonbons

Almond Bonbons

Tags: Cookies, Dessert/Sweets

  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 9 min
  • Ready Time: 75 min
  • Yield: 48 bonbons

Ingredients

  • 1 (17.5 oz.) package Pillsbury® Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 (7 oz.) box almond paste*
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract, divided
  • 1/2 cup Pillsbury® Funfetti® Garland Green Vanilla Flavored Frosting
  • 1/2 cup Pillsbury® Funfetti® Rudolph Red Vanilla Flavored Frosting

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 375°F. 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.
  • BAKE 7 to 9 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  • 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

  • HANNUKUH 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.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 of 48 bonbons), Calories 100 (Calories from Fat 35), Total Fat 4g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 70mg, Total Carbohydrate 15g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 10g), Protein 1g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%.

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