These are some of my earliest Christmas memories… Aunt Dolores made these every year, and we’ve taken over the tradition. I think she added a *bit* more rum in them than the recipe calls. They’re great made with Meyer’s Rum or Jack Daniel’s.
We’ve also taken to chocolate dipping them! They come out like a rum truffle – and are just too good!!!
Or – use different cookies other than vanilla wafers. We’ve used ginger snaps, chocolate cookies, graham crackers… It’s pretty limitless, and each one creates its own special flavor!
- 1 cup ground vanilla wafers
- 1 cup sifted powdered sugar
- 1 cup chopped nuts – pecans or walnuts
- 2 tbsp cocoa
- 1 1/2 tbsp white corn syrup
- 1/4 cup rum or bourbon
Mix all ingredients. Mix syrup with bourbon. Mix with fork. Roll into ball – then roll in powdered sugar. Store intight container. Put wax paper in between layers.