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Catholic Recipe: Rum Balls

    INGREDIENTS

  • 1/2 pound vanilla wafers
  • 2 teaspoons cocoa
  • 1 cup pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup rum or brandy
  • Confectioners' sugar
  • Details

  • Prep Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: • •
  • Cost: $$$$
  • For Ages: 11+
  • Origin: Austria

A traditional no-bake Christmas cookie, rolled in confectioners' sugar. This cookie stores well, and is good to have on hand during the Christmas season. This recipe was a Trapp Family Christmas tradition.

The Feast of St. Thomas the Apostle was traditionally on December 21. Although the feast is now moved the July 3rd, this day still marks in Europe many customs, and also marks the final countdown for baking and cleaning for Christmas.

DIRECTIONS

Grind wafers very fine. Add nuts, cocoa, syrup, and rum. Stir until well blended. Dust hands with confectioners' sugar and roll mixture into balls the size of a walnut. Let stand for about an hour to dry partially. Then roll in confectioners' sugar.

Recipe Source: Around the Year with the Trapp Family by Maria Augusta Trapp, Pantheon Books Inc., New York, New York, 1955
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