Thursday, December 2, 2010
Cookie Recipe #334 - Coconut Rum Gems
This rum ball is different from the typical rum ball. Crushed corn flakes and the citrus peel give them a unique taste. If you don't want to use alcohol, try 1 teaspoon of either vanilla or almond extract.
Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 cup crushed corn flakes (measure after crushing), 3/4 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I used walnuts), 1/2 cup flaked coconut 1/4 cup chopped orange and lemon peel, 2 eggs, 1 tablespoon rum (I used Malibu coconut rum), 1/2 - 3/4 cup shredded coconut.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together flour, corn flakes, sugar, nuts, coconut, and peel. In a small bowl, beat eggs with rum; blend into dry ingredients.
Drop small spoonfuls of batter into shredded coconut. Shape into 1 inch balls and place on prepared baking sheets. Bake 10-12 minutes, or unti firm. Transfer to wire racks to cool.
Makes 3 dozen cookies.
"The Ultimate Cookie Book", Tormont Publications, Inc., Montreal, Canada, 1997.