A rich chocolate no-bake cookie
A terrific, very rich, no-bake cookie.
Adapted from a recipe in the Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook.
Ingredients(makes 3-4 dozen)
- 6 oz chocolate chips
- 2 1/2 cups vanilla wafers
crushed fine (a box less some nibbles)
- 1 cup pecans
Start with 8-10 oz whole pecans.
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup corn syrup
- 1/3 cup cognac
(Use the best you can afford!it makes a difference!)
Melt chocolate bits. If you
have never worked with melted chocolate before,
then use a double boiler with the burner set on low.
Crush vanilla wafers very fine (fineness is important).
Chop pecans (again fineness is everything)
Add sugar, corn syrup and cognac (I use 1 nip of cognac and
1/2 nip of rum!works fine and costs less)
Stir in pecans and wafer crumbs. Now you learn why you were supposed to
grind them very finely.
By now the mixture should be a smooth paste. Remove from heat
and form into
balls. Roll balls in extra granulated sugar.
Store these in an air-tight container; if you are a chocoholic,
have someone hide them from you. They are best if you allow
them to age and mellow.
Moderate to hard (melted chocolate is tricky, and rolling the mixture into
balls takes practice).
30-60 minutes or more, depending on how deftly you can roll the balls.
approximate measurement OK.
Theresa Campbell ...!harvard!bunny!tbc0
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Recipe last modified: 17 Dec 85
From: tbc0@gte-labs.CSNET (Theresa Campbell)
Subject: RECIPE: Cognac sugarplums
Date: 3 Jan 86 03:46:24 GMT
Organization: GTE Labs
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