Texans just love our libations!!
Christmas at our house was festive even in the lean times. Part of that holiday spirit was inspired by a completely different spirit... one of the distilled variety!!
My dad has made "Whiskey Balls" pretty much every year since I was a little more than a gleam in his eye and let me tell ya', that's a lotta years and a lotta balls!
I thought I would share his recipe with you today, although he rarely measures. He's one of those talented cooks who can "eyeball" just about anything and still get it right!
Hope you enjoy!!
Jack Daniels Whiskey Balls
2 cups toasted chopped pecans
1 (12 ounce) box vanilla wafers, finely crushed (about 2 3/4 cup)
2 cups confectioners' sugar, plus additional for rolling cookies
1/2 cup cocoa
1/4 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Blend well with hands. Form into 1-inch balls rolling dough between hands. Roll in confectioners' sugar. Store in airtight container.
Thought I would share some real pics of my dear ol' dad, Robert, from Christmases past!!
This is my dad, and my little brother, Danial. Christmas 2010
My youngest daughter, Crystal, loves her Paw Paw!! Christmas 2010
And last but not least, my oldest son, Brandon, showing his comedic personality while sitting in Paw Paw Santa's lap!! I think he got a bag full of switches last year!!
Hope you all enjoy your holidays!!
Yep, he looks just like my dad!!!