I was just looking over rum ball recipes.
What do you suppose the purpose of corn syrup in a rum ball recipe is?
It’s not like any more sweetness is needed.
Is it just to add stickiness? Like glue?
Is it to act as a humectant? To keep those morsels from turning into hard dry rocks?
We’re thinking of substitutions. Honey or agave nectar. Hmm, maybe molasses?
Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipes
- Hot Buttered Rum Cookies: Did you know that you can make cookies by adding flour and baking powder to homemade hot buttered rum mixes?
- Candied Orange Peel Biscotti: Very crunchy and firm (these are primo for dunking!), these biscotti carry a wonderful light orange flavor that is both fruity and floral.
- Ribbon Layer Cookies: These cookies have informed my adult sweet tooth, contributing to my craving for the combination of almond, raspberry and chocolate swirled together in a single bite.
- Chocolate Rum Balls: My grown up palate has also brought newer cherished flavor combinations to my holiday celebration, alcohol flavors I didn’t appreciate as a youngster. Chocolate Rum Balls are one of these favorites.