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Hmmm...there wasn't enough rum in it. If you want a cookie that you can barely taste the rum, then these are it. I'd add more rum to it. They just kind of tasted plain. :( Sorry, I really wanted to like them. They rolled very nicely though and smell good. It just kind of tasted flat on flavor to me though.

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Neophyte in USA December 08, 2008

I have made something similar to these in the past so I knew these would be wonderful, I increased the rum to 3 tablespoons, in my convection oven they needed very little time to brown somthing like 8 minutes, we really enjoyed these little treats thanks for sharing Rita!

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Kittencal@recipezazz May 28, 2008

We loved these! They were quick and easy and taste fantastic. Thanks for a keeper!

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forthefunofit March 17, 2007

We loved these! I used 10 tbsp of butter (which is 1 and 1/4 sticks of butter). I used dark rum. After making the dough I refrigerated it for 2 hours and then rolled it into balls...I thought that was a lot easier and I didn't need to flour my hands. It made 33 balls and they cooked for 15 minutes. After they cooled, I rolled them completely in powdered sugar. They have a very nice texture and taste strongly of pecans with an essence of rum. They aren't very sweet but are nice to have when you have lots of other sweet things around and they are good with fruit. I made them for my Polish Wigilia Dinner. Thanks for the keeper recipe Rita L!

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Engrossed December 26, 2006

Great little morsels of joy! Quick to put together, too! I, too, might try rolling these in sugar the next time just to add a bit more sweeteness. Also, I used white rum in these and think a stronger tasting rum might be better for the next batch. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

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stormylee July 13, 2006

Gosh, I’m glad you found these. I’m not Polish, but I had to try them too. For me at least, a common theme of ZWT has been revisiting gems like this that I so enjoyed in my past. These were a routine part of X-Mas “goodie” trays & gifts in our family, altho we likely had a non-alcoholic version. Grown up now & love the rum! They will find their place in our X-Mas food gifts this yr. My DH’s family thanks you in advance for posting.

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twissis July 12, 2006

These didn't turn out like I was expecting. I let them sit for 2 weeks, and they weren't very good at all. Guess I'll have to keep trying.

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Chef Patience January 11, 2006

I had forgotten how much I liked these cookies. We always had similar ones on Christmas Eve at my great-grandma's house when I was a kid, but we called them something else (I can't remember what though). My husband seemed a little unsure at first. He decided they smelled kinda funny and chewwed the first one for a long time while he pondered whether or not he liked it, but eventually he declared it 'really good' and went back for another. The only changes I made were to replace 1/3 of the flour with wheat flour, added a little extra rum (1 teaspoon to a double batch) because the dough seemed to dry to hold together (I used Captain Morgan Spiced Rum by the way) and had to bake a little longer than listed, but I think that was because of the high altitude. Thanks for a great recipe. I will be making these again.

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littleturtle December 10, 2005

Great cookies! I did use rum extract and finely chopped pecans instead of finely ground. These cookies will be favorites for my family.

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lauralie41 October 30, 2005
Polish Rum Balls