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
In a small bowl combine:
3 tablespoons dark or light Karo corn syrup
1/2 cup bourbon
- Add bourbon mix to the vanilla wafer mix and stir well. This should be moist. If not, add more bourbon.
- Form into bite size balls and toss in a small bowl of confectioners powdered sugar. Roll to cover thoroughly.
- Place on a flat cookie sheet to meld flavors and dry out a bit.
- Makes about 4 dozen