Rum Balls - Rated "R" for Rummy

Oh, these are good.  Mr. Sassy begs for them.  My manager commands, I must comply.

They're quite rummy.  And they are not baked.  Eat at your own discretion.  This is one of the few times I use junky, prepared ingredients to make a cookie.

Rum ball memory from many years ago:  Early in our marriage we had a cat named Bugs Bunny.  She was a snotty, disobedient cat, but she was smart and funny, too.  One day in December, I was making rum balls and my hands were in the dough, rolling them up.  Bugs kept getting up on the table (good reason to own a dog, not a cat) and sniffing in the dough.  I grew tired of washing my hands and trying to get her off the table, so on the zillionth time she got up, I grabbed her with my mouth by the scuff of her neck and spit her onto the kitchen floor.  She was so mad and offended she didn't return to the scene of the crime.  Me?  I was embarrassed and picking cat hair out of my mouth all afternoon.  What on earth was I thinking?

Rum Balls

8.5 ounces of Oreo cookies, crushed or ground in a food processor
1 cup pecans, ground
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons corn syrup
1/3 cup rum
granulated sugar

Mix together the cookies, nuts, powdered sugar and cocoa.  Stir in the corn syrup and rum.  Chill in the refrigerator 2 hours.  Roll into small balls, about the size of a walnut.  Roll in granulated sugar.  Store in the refrigerator.

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