Friday, November 05, 2010

12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies... rum balls

During my high school and college years, we had a neighbor named Mrs. D.  Mrs. D made all kinds of wonderful treats for us and one of them was rum balls every holiday season.  It's been a few years since I have had Mrs. D's rum balls but when I made these this week I remembered how good these treats are!


1/2 c. butter
1 # powdered sugar
4 1/2 tsp rum (or bourbon)
2-3 squares semi-sweet choc. melted
Pecan halves
Beat butter (softened) until lite and fluffy
Gradually beat in sugar, then rum
Wrap in wax paper and chill 1 hr.
Roll balls, dip in choc, top with pecan
Keep in fridge or freezer!!
Enjoy!  Here are the other yummy Christmas treats this week...


  1. Oh my goodness, I just discovered this cookie theme! I will have a lot to check out tonight when the kids spend the night at their Grandmas...

  2. It's always nice to make things that bring back wonderful memories!

  3. What a great choice for this week. I love how food and memories go together. My recipes always help me to remember the people I've known.

  4. How did you manage to get rum into the house without the management noticing???

  5. Yum. These look perfect for the Christmas cookie tray!

  6. Oooh, my brother would LOVE these. (I'd fancy a few myself ;-)


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