I am so in the mood to make Christmas Cookies. Maybe it's because of the cooler weather we're having or maybe it's because I'm sick to death of canning and freezing. Anyway these are so easy and so good it will help carry you over for a few months. These are very Southern and here in Kentucky we are more likely to use a good Kentucky bourbon instead of the rum.
1 cup vanilla wafers (crushed)
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups chopped pecans
2 tablespoons cocoa
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1/4 cup light rum (or 3 tablespoons cream and 1 teaspoon rum extract)
granulated sugar for rolling
Combine vanilla wafers, sugar, 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans,, and cocoa. Add corn syrup and rum. Mix well. Shape into 1-inch balls. Roll half in fine graulated sugar and the rest in the remaining chopped pecans. DO NOT BAKE.