Whiskey Balls


Whiskey Balls

Gluten-free, lactose-free, FODMAP friendly

Yield: About 1 ½ dozen

Traditional Christmas cookies for grown-ups: The alcohol is NOT baked out of them. Adding 2 or 3 of these to a plate of sugar cookies and/or snowball cookies really perks up the plate. My family recipe called for vanilla wafers and corn syrup, but the FODMAP friendly Rice Flour Sugar Cookies (elsewhere on this site) provide a good crumb-base. The difference is that these require a pause mid-recipe to let the rice flour absorb liquid. I discovered that fact while making this batch; it’s why some of the cookies in this photo are decidedly lumpy! In a head-smack moment, I realized I should give the gluten-free flour time enough to soften. It worked.

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