My Father's Forbidden Christmas Cookies
Easy, no-bake old-fashioned rum balls. Like I was not allowed to eat growing up.
2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (I do it in the food processor)
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1 cup confectioners' sugar (no need to sift) + more for rolling
1 cup finely chopped pecans
2 tablespoons white corn syrup
1/2 cup dark rum
In a large bowl, mix together vanilla wafer crumbs, cocoa, sugar and pecans. Stir in syrup and rum. Shape into one inch balls and roll in more confectioners' sugar. Tastes best a day or two after. Store, covered, at room temperature for up to two weeks. Makes about 3 dozen.