Thursday, December 9, 2010

World's Longest-Titled Cookies...

Cousin Marvin, down in Harlingen, TX, sent me this yesterday and said he was ready to roll -- no oven required!

Jack Daniels Old No. 7 Sour Mash Whiskey Balls (whew)
2 1/4 cups fine vanilla wafer crumbs
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/4 cup sifted Hershey's cocoa
2 T dark corn syrup
6 T Jack Daniels Old No. 7 Sour Mash Whiskey
dash of salt

Combine all ingredients and mix thoroughly. Roll balls using 2 T of mix per ball then roll the finished ball in cocoa or powdered sugar. Store in a sealed container. Makes 4 dozen +/-.

Another good thing that travels well -- Patron English Toffee
(This is so simple that I can make it; the tedious part is standing at the stove stirring for five (5) full minutes)

1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped and spread out on a pizza pan
1 1/4 cups sugar and 2 sticks butter, melted together in a quart saucepan
add in 2 T water
1 8-oz. bag chocolate chips

Cook the sugar, butter and water until the candy thermometer reads 300 degrees. When it does, stir for five minutes.

When done (it or you) pour the mixture over the pecans and then sprinkle the chocolate chips over the mixture. The heat will melt the chips a bit; take a knife and smooth them out. Let cool and then wham the pizza pan across the counter and break into bite-sized pieces.

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