• 17 Ratings

These delicate little cookies may look as if they came from a French bakery, but the recipe -- also featured on Martha Stewart Living TV -- is actually quite simple. After baking, you need only pour the warm cassis glaze over the bonbons; once they're dry, decorate them with easy-to-make Royal Icing.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Make the bonbons: Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a Silpat baking mat or parchment paper, and set aside.

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  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar on medium speed. Add 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract, lemon zest, and salt. Mix to combine.

  • Add milk, and reduce mixer speed to low. Slowly add cake flour, and mix until well blended and the dough pulls away from the sides of the bowl.

  • Transfer the dough to a clean work surface, and divide in half. Roll each half into a 14-inch-long log. Cut each log into fourteen 1-inch pieces. Roll each piece into a dome. Place domes on prepared baking sheet, spaced 1 1/2 inches apart. If dough becomes too soft to handle, chill for a few minutes.

  • Bake bonbons until firm but not golden, 25 to 27 minutes. Transfer bonbons to a wire rack set over a piece of waxed paper to cool.

  • Make the glaze: In a small bowl, stir together remaining 3 cups confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup hot water, corn syrup, oil, and remaining 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract until smooth. Add cassis, and stir until smooth.

  • Pour half of the warm glaze over the tops of the bonbons. Let bonbons set, about 15 minutes.

  • Repeat Step 7. Wait until glaze is dry, then decorate bonbons with royal icing: Place royal icing in a pastry bag fitted wtih the tip of your choice; pipe icing onto bonbons. Place decorated bonbons on a wire rack to set.

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