Showing posts with label rum balls. Show all posts
Showing posts with label rum balls. Show all posts

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Holiday Rum Balls

This recipe comes from my late mother-in-law.  She made wonderful Christmas cookies every year, and we all gained at least five pounds enjoying them!   These require no baking and they improve with age.  I took them to a party the same night, and they must have been good because they were gone before I turned around--no time to age!

3 cups whole vanilla wafers (approximately 36), crushed (I use my food processor)
1 cup chopped nuts
3/4 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 cup rum (or whiskey)

Combine the above in a large bowl.  Roll into small balls (I found it helpful to wet my hands) and then roll in powdered sugar.  Refrigerate to firm up and serve at room temp.

Simple ingredients

Combine ingredients in a large bowl

Mix thoroughly

Roll into balls and place on parchment or wax paper covered cookie sheet 

Roll in powdered sugar

They look like snow balls!

If you are leaving some for Santa, don't leave too many! These are potent, and you don't want him to get a DUI while delivering the gifts! It's probably best if these are reserved for a grown-up treat!

 If you enjoy my Lucille series (Unholy Matrimony out now), Hit and Nun will be out the beginning of January!  I will keep you posted.

And, coming in August 2015, Berried Secrets, the first in my Cranberry Cove series.  It's available for pre-order now from Amazon!

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Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!