These are fantastic! The bourbon just shines through.... These were a big hit at a family party. I doubled the recipe(which is just shy of a full box of nilla wafers), and supplemented some graham cracker crumbs to make up the remaining crushed cookies. I rolled these in either confectioner sugar, coconut flakes, or finely chopped pecans.
YUM! I just finished these for my upcoming holiday party and I must say I hope there are some left by the time the party rolls around. One alteration(?) I made is that instead of rolling in granulated sugar, I pulverized a pack of "famous chocolate wafers" with about 4T granulated sugar and 1/4c powdered sugar and used that to roll the balls in. These are very good. Anxious to see how they "age"...Thanks, Kathy!!
I made these this year for my holiday cookie tray and they are addictive and delicious. Make them a few days ahead for the flavors to develop. My yield was about 2 dozen TBSP sized balls. This recipe is originally from the Baker's Field Guide to Christmas Cookies.