These little cookie confections were a favorite back in the 1960's and are traditionally served during the Christmas holiday season.
2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (or substitute graham crackers)
1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1 cup finely chopped walnuts or pecans
1 1/2 tablespoons light corn syrup or honey
1/4 cup bourbon or rum
Additional powdered sugar, sifted - for dusting
- Mix the dry ingredients together until well blended. Stir in liquids, blending with your hands, until the mixture is of moldable consistency and not too wet.
- Form the mixture into balls about 3/4-inch in diameter. Roll the balls in powdered sugar. These may be eaten right away, but are much better if stored in a tightly covered tin and aged at least 2 days.
Makes about 40 cookie balls.