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Bon Bon Cookies

1/2 cup butter or margarine
3/4 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
1 Tablespoon vanilla
food coloring, if desired
1 1/2 cups flour
1/8 teaspoon salt

candied or maraschino cherries, pitted dates, nuts, or chocolate pieces

Bon Bon icing
chopped nuts, coconut, colored sugar

Mix butter, sugar, vanilla, and food coloring. Measure by dipping
method or by sifting. Blend flour and salt in thoroughly with
hand. If dough is dry, add 1 to 2 tablespoons milk.

Heat oven to 350 degrees. For each cookie, wrap 1 level Tablespoon
dough around a filling suggested above. Bake 1" apart on ungreased
baking sheet 12 to 15 minutes, or until set but not brown. Cool;
dip tops of cookies in Icing. Decorate each cookie with one of the
toppings suggested above. Makes 20 to 25 cookies.

Bon Bon Icing: Mix 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons
cream or milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and red, green, or yellow food
coloring, if desired.

Chocolate Bon Bon Icing: Make Bon Bon Icing (above) - except add
1 square unsweetened chocloate (1 oz.), melted and use 1/4 cup
cream or milk.

Penuche Bon Bons: Make Bon Bon cookies - except use 1/2 cup brown
sugar (packed) in place of confectioners' sugar.


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