Monday, December 3, 2012

You know it's Christmas time

You know it's Christmas time when I make my Walnut Bourbon Balls. 


Mix:  11  oz. vanilla wafers (finely crushed)
            3  tablespoon cocoa
            1  cup powdered sugar
            1  cup walnuts, finely chopped

Add:    3  tablespoons corn syrup
         1/2  cup bourbon

Mix well.  Form into 1" balls.  Roll in powdered sugar.  Freeze.

Makes 50 
I usually double the recipe because they seem to disappear !
Thank goodness for the Cuisinart and the spring loaded ball maker.  It really makes the whole process go faster.  (I use a 1 1/4" diameter ball scooper)  Once you have a scoop of the dough, scrape the side of the bowl and release scoop on the counter.  I usually do ten at a time. 
In the palm of your hand, gently roll into an even ball and roll in powdered sugar.
Meet my Grandmother, Ida Mullen, who was famous for making the Bourbon Balls.
Many years ago... Here I am making cupcakes in my other grandmother's kitchen.  Both grandmother's made cooking fun for me.   And I am still cooking up a storm.  Bon Appetit!

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