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Lisa Singer Williams’ Bourbon Balls

Lisa Singer Williams’ Bourbon Balls
Bourbon Balls are a No Bake Cookie!

Bourbon Balls are a No Bake Cookie!

Thank you Lisa!

Thank you Lisa!

A Mid-Century Recipe using Karo syrup

A Mid-Century Recipe using Karo syrup

These are a true bourbon cookie my friend Lisa Williams shared with me. My first taste of a bourbon cookie was in college at a Christmas party my choir director hosted. Shocking! Bourbon served at a Lutheran college professor’s home! They are so easy and my favorite Christmas cookie of 2014. Combine dry ingredients. Combine liquid ingredients. Mix together. Shape into balls. Roll in confectioners powdered sugar. Voila!

In a large bowl combine:

1- 12 oz. box vanilla wafers, crushed (about 3 cups)

2 cups finely chopped pecans

1 cup confections powdered sugar

1/4 cup cocoa powder

vanilla wafer crumbs, chopped pecans, cocoa, confectioners sugar, cocoa

vanilla wafer crumbs, chopped pecans, cocoa, confectioners sugar, cocoa

In a small bowl combine:

3 tablespoons dark or light Karo corn syrup

1/2 cup bourbon

bourbon and Karo syrup

bourbon and Karo syrup

  • Add bourbon mix to the vanilla wafer mix and stir well. This should be moist. If not, add more bourbon.
Moist mixture

Moist mixture

  • Form into bite size balls and toss in a small bowl of confectioners powdered sugar. Roll to cover thoroughly.
Roll bourbon balls in plenty of confectioners sugar

Roll bourbon balls in plenty of confectioners sugar

  • Place on a flat cookie sheet to meld flavors and dry out a bit.
  • Makes about 4 dozen
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4 responses »

  1. Sharon Leenhouts

    Thanks for sharing this great recipe. It’s a fond memory of our good friend!

    Reply
  2. Yes. It’s one way to preserve her in our hearts.

    Reply
  3. janschutz@aol.com

    Nina,

    Thank you for sharing this recipe. Extra special that it was Lisa’s.

    Don’t know if you have seen these, but Meijer’s is carrying 3 lb bags of “dynamic duo” potatoes from the little potato company (Canadian company) they are delicious! Just tried them for the first time a couple of days ago.

    Mary Ann Mary Ann

    Sent from AOL Mobile Mail

    Reply

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