My brother-in-law, Shawn, makes these pecan rum balls during the holidays when we are all together; am sure he makes them even when we are not! I never really thought about it until this year, but, it is not really Christmas without these little buttery bites around the house.
When we arrived in Boston last week, I had still had these pecan rum balls on my mind, and decided I should make a couple of batches for a few of our favorite Bostonians.
This recipe is so simple that it can even be made for those last-minute hostess gifts during the holidays when you are visiting family. Or when you need a little something extra sweet to have around the house for last minute holiday get-together. Be forewarned, you cannot stop at eating just one of these pecan rum balls.
More Holiday Cookie Inspiration:
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter
- 1 cup finely chopped pecans
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons dark rum
- confectioners sugar
Combine all ingredients except confectioners sugar, mix until thoroughly blended.
Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375.
Using hands, roll dough into balls 1 inch balls. Place 1 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake 15 to 20 minutes, or until cookies are set, but not brown.
Let stand 1 minute before removing from cookie sheet.
Remove to wire rack and cool slightly.
Roll in confectioners sugar while still warm; cool completely.
Just before serving, reroll in confectioners sugar.
inspired by our brother-inlaw, Shawn Espinosa