Cookies and no baking? Does sound intriguing right? Not so much when you make these Bachelor’s Buttons. This is one of the very first things I learned from mom, for the very simple reason that I loved them. As a kid,I often watched mom make it during her cooking classes and waited eagerly to get hold of these after the class. Definitely worth the wait!
Years later, and I still love it as much as I did then. Anytime I need to take a walk down memory lane, I know just the thing to make -- Bachelor's Buttons
Bachelor's Buttons are perfect for any occasion. They are light and can be made in a snap! A few simple ingredients, but the outcome will make it look like you slogged for hours!
You will need:
30 Marie biscuits, quartered
½ Cup Sweetened Condensed milk
3 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
4 tbsp Butter, softened
1-2 tsp Milk, if required
For the Topping:
½ Cup Desiccated coconut
Dried cherries or Hershey’s Mini Kisses
Place quartered biscuits in a food processor and pulse to make a fine powder. Sieve and keep aside.
Cream butter in a medium bowl. Add the fine biscuit powder, the cocoa powder and the condensed milk. Mix to make a dough, if its not coming together, add a tsp of milk. Knead gently into a smooth dough. Make small balls. Roll in desiccated coconut and press the dried cherry or mini kisses in the centre.
These will store for upto a week in an air tight container. These beauties are not too sweet either.