November 2, 2009

Christmas Bonbons

Christmas Bonbons

1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup margarine; softened
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons frozen orange juice concentrate, thawed
and undiluted
1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange rind
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/3 cup golden raisins
1/3 cup finely chopped dried apricots
3 tablespoons chopped almonds

Cream sugar and margarine, using an electric mixer set at medium
speed, until mixture is light and fluffy (about 5 minutes). Add juice
concentrate, honey, orange rind, vanilla, and egg; beat at medium
speed until blended. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cloves and
allspice. With mixer running at low speed, gradually add to orange
mixture. Stir in cranberries, raisins, apricots, and almonds. Spoon
batter evenly into 33 paper lined miniature muffin pans. Bake at 350�
F for 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pans 3 minutes;
remove from pans and cool on wire rack.

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