Thursday, July 8, 2010
Cookie Recipe #187 - No-Bake Orange Balls
For those of you on the East coast experiencing the heat wave here's a recipe that doesn't require any major heat (you may perspire a little while stirring). If you have any cookies leftover from the previous sugar cookie recipe, now's the time to use them up.
Ingredients: 2 cups finely crushed, crisp unfrosted sugar cookies, 1 cup toasted hazelnuts or almonds, finely chopped, 1 cup sifted powdered sugar, 1/4 cup light corn syrup, 2 tablespoons orange juice (fresh from an orange is better), 2 tablespoons butter, melted.
Instructions: In a small pan, toast nuts in small amount of olive oil until browned; allow to cool, then chop finely; set aside. Melt butter in microwave; set aside. In a large bowl stir together cookie crumbs, nuts, powdered sugar, corn syrup, orange juice and butter until well combined.
Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Roll balls in a small bowl containing more powdered sugar until completely covered. Place balls on a cookie sheet; cover. Let stand for 2 hours. Before serving, roll balls again in powdered sugar.
Makes about 40 orange balls.
"Better Homes and Gardens Biggest Book of Cookies", Meredith Corporation, Des Moines, IA, 2003.