Type of cookie: No-bake
48 rum balls, 12 kabobs
Traditionally rum balls are served around the holidays, so I created these cookies as a reminder of the seasonal flavors for cocktail parties any time of year. For an infinite number of flavors, vary the nuts and the toppings. Most dense cookies will work well for this recipe. I usually use the shortbread butter cookie dough in either plain or the chocolate versions. Or if you prefer not to turn on the oven purchase the cookies at a bakery.
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Combine the ground cookies, confectionersâ€™ sugar, pistachios, and peanuts.
Stir in the corn syrup and rum, and mix well. Add more corn syrup or cookies as necessary to make a mixture that you can form into a ball.
Divide the mixture in half; add the cocoa powder to one half and form two balls.
Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes. Shape into 1-inch balls.
Roll the balls in one topping per ball or mix and match, pressing them into the surface. Place on bamboo skewers to serve.