Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Orange Balls

My absolute favorite no-bake cookie. These are hugely popular whenever they are served and are elegant enough for fancy occasions. Fun to make with kids if you don't mind germs; it's hard to avoid licking your fingers when rolling. The recipe calls for rolling the balls in finely chopped nuts or flaked coconut; I don't care for either but have used vanilla wafer crumbs with great success. Just grind them fine, ideally in a food processor.
  • 12 oz. vanilla wafers, crushed into crumbs
  • 1 pound powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 6 oz concentrated orange juice
  • Finely chopped pecans, flaked coconut or vanilla wafer crumbs for rolling
Mix all ingredients together and chill slightly before shaping into balls and rolling in desired topping. Store in refrigerator.

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