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Bourbon Balls
Prep Time
30 mins
rest time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 40 cookies
  • 3 cups vanilla wafers (12 oz. box), crushed
  • 1 cup pecans, ground
  • 3 cups powdered sugar, divided
  • 1.5 tbs cocoa powder
  • 3 tbs light corn syrup
  • 3 tbs bourbon
  1. In a large bowl, combine the vanilla wafers, pecans, 1 cup of powdered sugar, and cocoa powder. Whisk to combine.

  2. In a mixing cup or small bowl, whisk the corn syrup and bourbon together.

  3. Add the corn syrup/bourbon mixture to the dry ingredients and mix to combine.

  4. Place the remaining 2 cups of powdered sugar in a shallow bowl or pie plate. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls, then immediately roll them in the powdered sugar. Set them aside on a baking sheet for 1 hour.

  5. After 1 hour, roll the cookies in powdered sugar again. Store the cookies in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Recipe Notes

Notes: I ran the vanilla wafer cookies and pecans through a food processor to ensure that they were finely ground.