Cherry Bonbon Cookies

Cherry Bonbon Cookies

Each bite of these sweet treats bursts with cherry and chocolate flavor, making it hard to avoid the temptation to eat bonbons all day!

Preheat oven to 350°F. In small bowl, combine flour, cocoa and baking powder; set aside.  In medium bowl, cream butter and sugar using electric mixer. Add egg and cherry juice to sugar mixture; mix well. Stir in flour mixture; mix until just combined.

Shape dough into 1-in. balls. Place on ungreased cookie sheet, 1 in. apart. Gently press down center of each ball with thumb to create an indentation. Place a cherry in each indentation.

Bake 12-14 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned. Cool cookies 3 minutes on cookie sheet. Transfer to cooling grid; cool completely.

Melt Candy Melts following package instructions. Drizzle over cooled cookies.

Makes about 24 cookies.

For Gift Giving: Place each cookie in a mini baking cup. Place cups in a candy gift box. Decorate the candy box with stickers, ribbon or any way you like!

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