Great basic recipe. After making the first batch and realizing how easy and delicious they were, I got creative and changed both the type of liquor and cookies. (Example: graham cracker crumbs with kahlua and vodka!) Each batch was delicious. They were definitely better after sitting a week or so in the refrigerator; however I did have to re-roll them in powdered sugar before serving. They are also pretty rolled in colored granulated sugar.
These are soooo good and soooo easy. I made these for a holiday party and everyone loved them. I made them about 5 days before the party and they got better each day. I used Malibu Rum in place of the bourbon, because I love Malibu! I also rolled them in Demerara Cane Sugar (raw sugar) which made them look very festive. Thanks for such a wonderful and easy recipe. This will be one of my holiday standards from now on.
Easy to make, and fabulous! I used sugar cane rum instead of bourbon, and it gave them a really nice flavor. These are so easy to make, I may make another batch before the holidays. Thanks, Kari - this one's a keeper!
Worked out great. I used Evan Williams Kentucky Strait and it came out very good. All of my guests (who like Bourbon and some who don't) thought they were wonderful.
Great love it but first batch i thought i messed up but turned out awsome used sudar wafers and fireball and cinnamon sugar to coat
I just made this. I used my food processor to crush the vanilla wafers and the pecans so these came together quickly! The only thing that I would suggest would be to sift the confectiorer's sugar to get rid of those pesky little lumps. In error, I used almost 15 ounces of vanilla wafers. I used my 1.5" scoop and rolled the rum balls in granulated sugar. I made close to 40 pieces. It's 8:30am here and I've already sampled them. I didn't have a problem with the strength of the rum (oops, maybe I do have a problem - it's only 8:30am!). Thank you for posting this recipe! I'm sure that I'll be making these again! (maybe before Christmas if I keep sampling them!).
These were SOOO strong that they were pretty much inedible. I followed the recipe exactly and used vanilla rum. I'm a drinker and so are my family members but no one could eat a whole one of these. Even the scent was overwhelming.
Woo-Hoo ! Was given a bottle of bourbon blend, and no one here drinks that. This will make LOTS of cookies ! I used 1 Tbsp Hershey's cocoa and 1 Tbsp of K.A. Black Cocoa --rich, dark, and DEElicious ! Rolled them in Demararra (raw) sugar, for a tasty finish. Thanks, Malriah, for a new taste on my cookie plates.
These were really good... but a tiny bit strong for me. It reminded me of my Navy days! I made chocolate cupcakes with chocolate buttercream for my friend's 40th birthday bash. I topped each cupcake with a rum ball! The rum & chocolate were a nice combo. Great for a grown-up party. I used Whaler's Spiced Rum & rolled them in Baker's Superfine sugar. They looked pretty, and when word got out, they were gone! Nice texture, too. I have a few leftover that I kept, to see how the flavor changes over the next week! Yum!
Made these for Christmas. What a great flavor. Think I'll make red and green colored sugar to roll in next year. Thank you so much!