|Dressed to the nines with someplace to go. My mother is the brunette on the right|
Brandy Ball Cookies
3 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers. I have found a rolling pin works better than a food processor.
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 cups chopped nuts (I generally use walnuts)
1/2 cups brandy. Doesn't need to be your best Courvoisier. We use Asbach Uralt from Germany.
3 tablespoons white corn syrup
Crush Vanilla wafers and mix thoroughly with powdered sugar, white corn syrup and brandy. Add chopped nuts. Roll into small balls (3/4 to 1 inch diameter) and store in a tight container for a week or longer to age. (Like fruitcake).
The smell is heady, the boozy taste divine. After a week, most of the alcohol will have evaporated, leaving just the sublime odor and taste.
Zowza! My Mom was not a drinker, but she did like these cookies and so will you!