If you can’t stand waiting for cookies to bake and cool, speed up your sugar rush by sticking with no-bake cookies.
These easy holiday classics are exceptionally versatile. They can be made from any variety of rum, including spiced, dark and even coconut. Also, vanilla or chocolate wafers work equally well.
This recipe produces a particularly rummy rum ball. For a lighter touch, just ease off the rum.
250 g (8 oz) pecans, toasted and cooled
1 pkg (255 g/9 oz) chocolate or vanilla wafer cookies
125 ml (1/2 cup) powdered sugar
30 ml (2 tbsp) cocoa powder
125 ml (1/2 cup) rum
30 ml (2 tbsp) corn syrup
Zest of 1 orange
Coloured decorating sugars (granulated sugar can be substituted)
In a food processor, pulse pecans until finely ground. Add cookies and pulse until ground. Add remaining ingredients and pulse until thoroughly mixed. Roll mixture into small balls, then decorate by rolling in coloured sugars. Store in an airtight container.