Christmas Spirits Cookies
Chocolate rum balls to liven holiday spirits.
32 chocolate crème-filled sandwich cookies (such as Oreo's)
3/4 cup powdered sugar
1 1/4 cup toasted California walnuts
2 tablespoons instant coffee powder
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/3 cup brandy, coffee liqueur, or rum
- Break up cookies and crush into fine crumbs in food processor fit with a stainless steel blade (about 2 cups crumbs). Add 1/2 cup of sugar, walnuts and 1-1/2 tbs. of the coffee powder. Process thoroughly. Add corn syrup and gradually mix in brandy, liqueur, or rum to form a thick paste. Form into 1 inch balls.
- In small bowl mix the remaining 1/4 cup powdered sugar and the remaining 1/2 tablespoon coffee powder. Roll balls in sugar mixture to coat.
- Cookies may be stored in loosely packed between sheets of wax paper or aluminum foil in alright container for up to two weeks.
Makes about 48 (1-inch) rum ball cookies.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the Walnut Marketing Board.