Tuesday, December 13, 2011

rum balls

or more appropriately, no-bake mocha bonbons.
2 T rum
2 T instant coffee
9 oz package chocolate wafers [famous chocolate if you can find them]
1 stick butter [room temp]
1 teas salt

mix rum and coffee and set aside.  crush wafers in food processor or using my graham cracker crust method until finely ground.  set aside just under 1/4 cup.  cream butter, coffee mixture, and salt until combined, add crumb and mix until uniform.  using small cookie scoop, portion out 24 balls and roll until rounded.  freeze about 10 minutes and then roll in remaining chocolate crumbs.  refrigerate whatever you dont immediately eat.  and/or share.. 

i also made short-stack cookies.  basically sugar cookies with maple syrup thrown in for flavoring.  and yes they do taste like buttery fluffy pancakes.  with just a little crisp around the edges.  im pretty sure i got the recipe out of a baking-mystery-book but i cant guarantee anything.
3/4 C butter [softened]
1 C sugar
1 egg
1/4 C syrup
2 teas baking soda
1 teas salt
1 teas vanilla
2 C flour
1/4 C sugar [extra]

cream butter and sugar, add egg, syrup, soda, salt, vanilla, and mix well.  slowly add flour, scraping down sides as needed.  chill dough for half hour.  using small cookie scoop, portion out walnut-sized blobs, roll in sugar, flatten slightly, and arrange with atleast 1" of space around each.  [they flatten out quite a bit]  bake at 350 for 10 minutes or until just darkened on the edges.  immediately remove from cookie sheet and cool on rack.

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  1. Yummy! These also sound like they are easy to make which is something that makes them sound even better :) Thank you for sharing!
    stopping by from Tasty Tuesdays

  2. ridiculously easy! ive had the recipe for a few years and never seriously looked at it until now. it says you can also use bourbon or schnapps. or water..but thats kind of boring. and the slight bite of the alcohol helps cut the sweetness of the wafers

    thanks for checking out the blog!

  3. The short stack cookies are from one of the Hannah Swenson Mysteries by Joanne Fluke. I believe from the Blueberry Muffin Murder.


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