Cookie Jar #42: Holiday Bourbon Balls

This "no-bake" cookie is fun to make and a crowd pleaser at the holidays. I've also included a variation for those who enjoy Amaretto!

Holiday Bouron Balls

  • 1 c. crushed vanilla wafer cookie
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 c. pecans, chopped fine
  • 2 T. cocoa
  • 2 T. light corn syrup
  • 1/4 c. bourbon
  • Additional powdered sugar, for rolling

 1. In a medium bowl, stir together the cookie crumbs, powdered sugar, pecans and cocoa.

2. Add corn syrup and bourbon. Mix well.

3. Shape into 1” balls and roll in bowl with additional powdered sugar. Place in refrigerator for 1 hour to set, then Store in airtight container in cool place. Makes 36.


Holiday Amaretto Balls

  • 1 c. crushed vanilla wafer cookie
  • 1 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 c. slivered almonds, chopped fine
  • 2 T. cocoa
  • 2 T. light corn syrup
  • 1/4 c. Amaretto
  • Additional powdered sugar, for rolling

1. In a medium bowl, stir together the cookie crumbs, powdered sugar, almonds and cocoa.

2. Add corn syrup and Amaretto. Mix well.

3. Shape into 1” balls and roll in bowl with additional powdered sugar. Place in refrigerator for 1 hour to set, then Store in airtight container in cool place. Makes 36.

Download pdf recipe for: Holiday Bourbon Balls and Holiday Amaretto Balls