Rum, Bourbon or Brandy Balls
I thought to myself, well I'll make my Mom's recipe for Rum Balls. But wait, I thought to myself, I really don't like Rum or Bourbon or Brandy Balls. But everyone else does. There has to be away of making them so I like them too. So, this is what I came up with this morning.. 12/9/2012.
They are delicious! And I a tad doozy from tasting them. Hiccup :)
3 cdried and finely crumbed in processor homemade pound cake
2 1/2 to 3 cpowdered sugar, sifted
1/4 to 1/3 cdark rum, bourbon or brandy
4 Tbspcocoa, unsweetened
2 Tbspbutter, softened
2 Tbspvery finely chopped orange peel (optional)
1/2 tspground ginger
1 tspcinnamon extract
2nice size pinches of nutmeg
·sifted powdered sugar to coat
3 Tbsplyles golden sryup
How to Make Rum, Bourbon or Brandy Balls
- Place Cocoa, powder sugar, pound cake crumbs, butter, cinnamon extract, and spices in processor. Give them a good spin a couple of times so they are evenly distributed. Add the alcohol of your choice. Process till it forms a ball.
Wrap and place in the refrigerator for a few minutes. I let the dogs out at this time and made a cup of tea.
- Cover a cookie sheet with waxpaper or parchment paper.
Form the balls, just about walnut size. I used a small cookie scoop. Roll balls between your hands. Place on cookie tin between layers of waxpaper When finished place in refrigerator.