Almond Bonbons

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cups butter (room temperature)
1/3 cups confectioners sugar
2 tbs milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
7 oz almond paste
Almond Glaze Recipe (recipe below)
Sliced almonds (for garnish, optional)

Almond Glaze Ingredients:

1 cup confectioners sugar
1/2 tsp almond flavoring
4-5 tsp milk

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Mix top five ingredients on low to medium speed stir by hand. Slice almond paste in 1/2 inch pieces, and cut each piece into quarters. Form dough into 1-inch balls and surround each with almond paste. Roll gently and place each ball approximately 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until bonbons are set and bottom is lightly browned. Move to wire rack and cool completely. Dip the top of bonbons into the Almond Glaze. Top with sliced almonds.

Almond Glaze Directions:

Combine all ingredients until spreadable and smooth.

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