Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Yeah! It's December and that means lots of holiday treats! My kitchen is in full swing this month, ok, every month, but I feel especially inspired to bake this time of year. I think it's all the seasonal flavors I get excited about.
Similar to the Rum Balls I blogged about last year, these No-Bake Gingersnap Balls are a little more kid-friendly. And they're addictive. And easy! Even the most inept baker will be able to put these together. Sorry, did that offend you? I just meant, if you suck at baking, don't worry, you'll do fine! :-P
No-Bake Gingersnap Balls
Recipe from Santa's Favorite Cookies December 2004 issue
Makes 2 dozen cookies
20 gingersnap cookies (about 5 ounces)
3 tablespoons dark corn syrup
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1. Place cookies in large resealable plastic food storage bag; crush finely with rolling pin or meat mallet.
2. Combine corn syrup and peanut butter in medium bowl. Add crushed gingersnaps; mix well. (Mixture should hold together without being sticky. If mixture is too dry, stir in additional 1 tablespoon corn syrup.
3. Shape mixture into 24 (1-inch) balls; roll in powdered sugar.
Cook's note: Some gingersnaps are crisper than others, so you might need to add an extra tablespoonful or two of corn syrup to the crumb mixture to hold it together.
Step-by-Step in Pictures
Combine corn syrup and peanut butter in a bowl...
Add the crushed gingersnaps and mix well...
Shape the mixture into balls...
Then roll the balls in powdered sugar. That's it!