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!
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