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Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas BonBon Cookies! Fun Project!

Hello everybody! Since tomorrow is Christmas, today I have to post this to all of you, so you can make your own BonBon Cookies for happy day tomorrow! :D This cookies was great for gift to someone.. :)

So, my inspiration is from Martha Steward. I watch her cooking video, and I got hooked. And came out with this great cookies (Lemon Cassis Bon Bon Cookie). Today I made this cookies with my friend, Desi. She help me a lot and took many great photos. Thank You! ;)
This cookies was called "BonBon", that is mean "GoodGood". Bon is french for Good. And, this cookies was as good as the taste and looks. I made this cookies with my modification, because of some reason, like I'm using vanilla extract instead of lemon extract because I can't find any lemon extract in Indonesia, and I'm using Sunkist orange zest instead of lemon. For the glaze, Martha's recipe using Cassis (Blackcurrant liquor) but, I prefer using Kirsh essence that taste beautiful! :D

Christmas BonBon Cookie

Ivan Wongso
113gr Unsalted Butter
1/2 cups superfine Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Sunkist orange Zest
1/8 tsp Salt
1 1/3 cups plus 2 tbsp All purpose Flour
3 tbsp Corn Flour
2 tbsp Fresh Milk
3 cups Superfine Sugar
1/4 cup plus 1 tbsp Hot Water
1/4 cup corn syrup
1 tbsp veg oil
1 tsp Kirsh essence or other essence
Food Coloring (I'm using neon color green and pink)
Royal Icing (for decor) :
1 1/2 tbsp Meringue Powder
3-4 tbsp Warm water
225gr Confectioner Sugar

For BonBon Cookies:
  1. Preheat oven to 165 degrees Celsius.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together All purpose flour, Corn flour, Salt and Orange Zest. Set aside.
  3. Using electric mixer (paddle attachment), beat soften butter and sugar until well mixed. Then, with the mixer running on low, gradually add the mixed flour. Continue beating until the the mixed become like sand. 
  4. Add Fresh Milk and Vanilla Extract, and keep beating until formed dough.
  5. On a clean surface, transfer the dough. Cut the dough to 2 equal ball, then make a long log. Cut each log to 14 pieces, so the dough will end up with 28 equal pieces.
  6. Roll each pieces to dome, then place the domes on the pan lined with silpat or parchment paper.
  7. Freeze the dough for about 10-15 minute to help hold their shape.
  8.  Then allowed the pan to come to room temp before put it to oven, about 5 min.
  9. Bake BonBon for 25 minute. The cookie will be white, but the bottom will be golden. 
  10. Take off from the oven and let it cool to room temperature before glaze it.
For Glaze:
  1. In a bowl, sieve superfine sugar to prevent lumps.
  2. Then, add all other ingredient beside food coloring and mix well using whisk. The consistency is thick, but stream when you pour it.
  3. Divide the glaze to 2 smaller bowl, and mix each with food coloring. Mix well.
  4. Using fork and spoon, Glaze the BonBon. Twice glaze each BonBon after all.
  5. Place on the cooling rack fitted with pan for easy cleaning. And let the BonBon dried up.

Using fork and spoon for the glaze..

The Consistency for the glaze..

For Royal Icing:

  1. Using electric mixer, beat all the ingredient using whisk attachment for about 5 minute, until reach the hard peak consistency.
  2. Add more water to adjust the consistency for piping, the using spatula, mix it well.
  3. Put in a piping bag with small round tip and decorate! 

Have fun making this cookie in this great Christmas Holiday or made together with someone.. :D
Enjoy, and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Ivan :)