Saturday, December 20, 2008

Bourbon Balls

Growing up, we always made different kinds of "balls" during Christmastime: Orange Balls, Date Balls, Crème de Cocoa balls, and Bourbon Balls. They are no-bake formed cookies that are quick, easy, and delicious. Below is the recipe for Bourbon Balls.

Bourbon Balls

2 cups crushed vanilla wafers (any inexpensive "plain" cookie would be fine)
2 Tbsp cocoa
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1 cup powdered sugar
1/4 cup bourbon
2 Tbsp corn syrup (both light or dark will be fine)

Mix the ingredients together in a food processor in the order in which they appear. Shape into walnut-sized balls. Roll in powdered sugar. (This last step is important; don't skip it!)

Yields 3 dozen.

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