A Really Easy Christmas Cookie Recipe

...Rum Balls!

Picture by jdheglund Keep it simple with this Christmas cookie recipe. The holidays are hectic enough with gift buying, tree decorating, and all that cooking! So we've got a simple, easy to prepare cookie recipe for you to try. Our rum balls make perfect cookies for gift-giving....just make sure you don't taste test them all! This recipe can also be adapted to other flavorings....say, bourbon, for example. Go ahead....give this recipe a try!



  • 3 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts
  • 1/4 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 cup rum
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup


  • Mix crushed wafers, powdered sugar, pecans and cocoa.
  • Stir in rum and corn syrup.
  • Shape mixture into 1-inch balls.
  • Roll in granulated sugar
  • Refrigerate in a tightly covered container several days before serving.

Makes 5 dozen balls.

Brandy Balls: Substitute 1/2 cup of brandy for the rum.

Bourbon Balls: Substitute 1/2 cup bourbon for the rum.

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