Rum Ball Cookies – No Baking Required

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If you are going to make cookies, boozy cookies are always fun!  Rum Balls are very easy to make, require NO BAKING and bonus — RUM!  Use a good quality light rum to make sure that the cookies have a good taste and that the cook stays happy.  These are alcoholic so best not to serve these to kids.

Servings: 2 dozen

INGREDIENTS
1 1/2 cups Nabisco Nilla wafers-crushed
1 cup powdered sugar plus 1/2 cup for rolling in
1 cup brown sugar
2 Tablespoons Hershey’s dark cocoa powder
1 cup finely chopped pecans
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup light corn syrup
3 Tablespoons honey
1/4 cup Bacardi (or good light) rum plus 2 Tablespoons

DIRECTIONS
1.   Line a baking sheet with wax or parchment paper and set aside.

2.   Add the Nilla wafers to a food processor and break the cookies down into small crumbs.

3.   Pour the wafer crumbs into a large mixing bowl.  Add the powdered sugar, brown sugar, cocoa powder, pecans and salt. Whisk to combine.

4.   Add the corn syrup, honey and one 1/4 cup of the rum. Mix until a crumbly, stiff batter forms. If your batter is a bit too dry, add additional rum. I added an additional 2 Tablespoons and that seemed to make the batter perfect. Cover and chill for one hour.

5.   Remove the chilled batter from the refrigerator. Roll into one inch balls and place on the lined baking sheet. Cover and chill for 10 minutes.

6.   Place 1/2 cup powdered sugar into a shallow bowl. Roll each chilled rum ball into the powdered sugar, covering each one completely.

7.   ENJOY!!  These do pack a punch with the alcohol so don’t let the little ones indulge.

*Store the rum balls in a single layer in an airtight container in the coldest part of your refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. The rum flavor intensifies with each passing day!!

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