Although these cookies were time consuming and expensive to make they turned out great. On Thanksgiving my family devoured them while the pumpkin pie sat untouched. I did increase the baking time by several minutes. I will try the Andes mint candies as a topping next time to eliminate the extra steps of drizzling. Does anyone know if it would be okay to freeze these cookies ahead of time?
Peppermint Bonbon Cookies
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Karenh1 Posted: 12/22/08
I am very hard to please when it comes to cookies. They have to be just the right texture and look marvelous. This recipe does the trick. They are wonderful and beautiful, A little time consuming but completely worth the time and effort. A crowd pleaser any time I have taken them somewhere. A keeper of a recipe!
pelliew Posted: 12/10/09
This is my 2nd year for this cookie & they are delicious and a great gift!! This year I used Hershey's Candy Cane Kisses instead of the peppermint and drizzle for the topping. Push the Kisses in as soon as the cookies come out of the oven & tap until melted! Superb!
RunnerGirl2 Posted: 12/20/08
I made these for a Christmas party last week and everybody loved them. Three people have asked for the recipe and many others have mentioned since how delicious they were. They were worth the extra time involved in chopping and melting the chocolate. I didn't press crushed candy canes on top of the warm cookies but I did a powdered sugar and milk glaze on top and then sprinkled with crushed candy canes. The presentation was great! These will definately be on my holiday cookie list every year.
swimkev Posted: 12/30/09
I followed the recipe exactly and they turned out perfectly - beautiful to look at and wonderful to eat! These were perfect for my holiday dinner party. One note - they are time-consuming.
estockemer Posted: 12/17/08
I've made these cookies several times from one of my Southern Living Christmas cookbooks and they always turn out great and get rave reviews! I've even made them for a friends SL at Home show so people can try some of the recipes as they shop and these are always the biggest hit - great taste and presentation. If you use a cookie scoop you don't have to wait the 2 hours for chilling since you won't be handling the dough with your warm hands, just reduce your bake time by about a minute or so, depending on your oven. Also, since I've made these around the holidays and refrigerator space is always tight, to cool the warm chocolate mixture I just cover the pan with a clean cloth and set it out in the garage or on the porch - it's much cooler out there and the warm chocolate won't heat up the refrigerator, and it cools in half the time! And the drizzle is a must - it makes them so much prettier than just a regular chocolate cookie. You really should give these a try!
Stacie24 Posted: 12/20/08
These where a huge hit at my party. They where chewy and crunchy all at the same time. Delicious! I will be saving this recipe to make throughout the year, not just for the Holidays!
hmbkiki Posted: 12/27/08
Seriously?!? This recipe was WAY too much work for the results. The cookies did not puff up and looked like cow patties. They looked much better with the glaze, but still. My husband said they were really good, but I think not nearly as good as they should have been.
alwayschickidy Posted: 01/22/09
These cookies were amazing. I was afraid they would be dry after reading the reviews so i added an extra egg and i did not let them sit for two hours. I brought them to my friend and his family and they loved them. i was able to make about 70 cookies and they were gone before i knew it. a few came out dry but the rest were amazin. they were better the next day
NancyHW Posted: 12/06/09
Love this recipe, yeah it's more expensive than others but since I was baking for a gift, I can let go of that part. Mine didn't really turn out like the picture - the milk/pw sugar looked more like a glaze so added melted chocolate to the tops too. On the cookies I left the glaze/chocolate off, they were way too dry so for sure use the glaze/chocolate. Either way, I have gotten rave reviews and requests for more!
Sastenger Posted: 09/25/09
I made these for our annual holiday party. They tasted great and looked very festive. I made them a few days ahead and the crushed peppermint on the tops got a little sticky. I'll definitely make them again, but maybe just one day before next time.
Rochesteragent Posted: 12/21/09
I was working so my husband voluteered to make these cookies, and they turned out extremely well. Contrary to some of the other reviews, the cookies did look like the photo--he used an ice cream scoop to make them rounded, so they tasted great and looked festive!
ROBN4409 Posted: 01/15/13
These seemed alittle dry, I felt like there was too much of peppermint candies