December 15, 2013: Rum Balls

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Anytime you can get a buzz from a cookie, I’m on board.

Enter Rum Balls.

I make these every year for my friend’s Christmas party, and I did make them this year too…but I left them at home.

More boozy fun for me.

If you’ve ever seen these at the store and wondered why you’d ever buy them, you now know.

And the funny thing is, when you’re looking for them, it’s hard to find them.
I needed a cup of them, crumbled, so I visited a relic from my past life as your friendly neighborhood Pampered Chef lady.
You mix these with powdered sugar, nuts, syrup, and my favorite ingredient:
And since you don’t bake these, the alcohol stays in.
Consider that when you’re passing around the cookie tray at the elementary school.
Mix it all up and form into balls, then roll in powdered sugar.
And if your hands look like this, you’re doing it right.
Teetotalers, you may want to skip this one.
Rum Balls
(from Gooseberry Patch’s Old Fashioned Country Cookies)
1 c. chocolate wafer crumbs
1 c. chopped pecans
1 c. powdered sugar
1 ½ T white syrup or honey
¼ c. rum or bourbon
Mix all ingredients. Form into small balls and roll in more chopped nuts or powdered sugar. Makes about six dozen small balls.
Cookies today: 45
Cookies this year: 806 and a batch of mints

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