Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Grandma's Rum Balls

I remember grandma making these cookies a few weeks before Christmas and storing them in tins. Aunt Effie loved these cookies, and grandma always made sure there was at least one batch of these made for Christmas so the adults could enjoy them. I thought they tasted awful, still do! But I do have those fond memories of grandma measuring out the rum, rolling the cookies into balls and then into powdered sugar, and then storing the cookies in tins in the living room closet. The rum would have kept these fresh and good for months, though they never lasted that long!

Grandma's Rum Balls

3 cups vanilla wafer cookies, crushed*
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup ground walnuts
1 1/2 tsp. cocoa
3 Tbls. corn syrup (non-GMO, if possible, look at health food store)
3 jiggles rum or whiskey
extra powdered sugar

Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Roll into 1" balls, then roll into powdered sugar. Store in airtight container. Makes 40 balls.
*If you can't find a tore-bough vanilla wafer cookie that is made with wholesome ingredients, then think about making your own from scratch.

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