Thursday, December 17, 2009


I just finished making this no-bake cookie balls...they are very good.....almost like is the recipe if you are so inclined...rather easy to make, unfortunately....LOL

1 cup (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips..(I used milk chocolate chips)
3 cups powdered sugar
1 3/4 cups crushed vanilla wafers (about 55)
1 cup chopped toasted walnuts
1/3 c. orange juice
3 T. light corn syrup
Additional powdered sugar

In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips, stir until smooth....(it took a little over a minute to melt). Stir in the powdered sugar, vanilla wafer crumbs, walnuts, orange juice and corn syrup. Mix well.....Roll into 1 inch balls: roll in additional powdered sugar. Store in an airtight container...makes about two dozen or more, depends on how large of balls you make....its good to let them sit for a day or so to get the flavor through them.

Christmas Cookie Rules...

1. If you eat a Christmas cookie fresh out of the oven,
it has no calories because everyone knows that the first cookie is the
test and thus calorie free.

2. If you drink a diet soda after eating your second
cookie, it also has no calories because the diet soda cancels out the
cookie calories.

3. If a friend comes over while you're making your
Christmas cookies and needs to sample, you must sample with your friend.
Because your friends first cookie is calories free, (rule #1) yours is
also. It would be rude to let your friend sample alone and, being the
friend that you are, that makes your cookie calorie free.

4. Any cookie calories consumed while walking around
will fall to your feet and eventually fall off as you move. This is due
to gravity and the density of the caloric mass.

5. Any calories consumed during the frosting of the
Christmas cookies will be used up because it takes many calories to lick
excess frosting from a knife without cutting your tongue.

6. Cookies colored red or green have very few calories.
Red ones have three and green ones have five - one calorie for each
letter. Make more red ones!

7. Cookies eaten while watching "Miracle on 34th Street"
have no calories because they are part of the entertainment package and
not part of one's personal fuel.

8. As always, cookie pieces contain no calories because
the process of breaking causes calorie leakage.

9. Any cookies consumed from someone else's plate have
no calories since the calories rightfully belong to the other person and
will cling to their plate. We all know how calories like to CLING!

10. Any cookies consumed while feeling stressed have no
calories because cookies used for medicinal purposes NEVER have
calories. It's a rule!

So, go out and enjoy those Christmas Cookies - we only
get them this time of year!

Thanks, Diana for the Cookie rules!