Sunday, December 25, 2005

Cookie Collection 2005

A contender for Cookie Collection 2005.

The secret to these delicious morsels is the sitting time. The rum soaks into the wafers creating a sweet but powerful kick. Each bite feels a bit like a shot and is sure to turn the corner of your smile up in tropical bliss. Will taste great served with a little eggnog or other rum yummies!

Rum Balls

½ pound vanilla wafers
2 tablespoons cocoa
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 cup chopped pecans
½ cup syrup (light corn syrup is great)
¼ cup rum (spiced is a nice treat, a high quality rum is not wasted here)
1 cup powdered sugar for rolling
1 1/2 cups pecan halves or quarters for topping

Crush wafers very fine.

Mix with sugar, cocoa, and cinnamon.

Add chopped pecans, syrup and rum.

Stir until well-blended and stiff.

Shape into one-inch balls. Any bigger and the rum punch might be a bit much.

Let stand one hour.

Roll in powdered sugar and pop a nut on each.

Store in a tight container for three days before serving.

A contribution from DC Food Blog

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