"I have long believed that good food, good eating is all about risk. Whether we're talking about unpasteurized Stilton, raw oysters or working for organized crime 'associates,' food, for me, has always been an adventure."--Anthony Bourdain
3 1/2 cups cake/pastry flour 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans 2 pkgs chocolate chips 1 1/2 cups butter, softened 1/2 tsp salt 1 cup sifted icing sugar 1 1/2 tsp rum extract 4 tsp cold water icing sugar for rolling
Cream butter. Gradually add salt and icing sugar. Mix until light and fluffy. Add rum and water and mix well. In separate bowl combine flour, pecans and chocolate chips. Add to butter mixture gradually. Form into 3/4" balls. Bake at 325º for 20 minutes or until edges begin to brown. While warm, roll in icing sugar. Cool completely then sprinkle with more sugar. These were a family Christmas tradition in my family growing up and still make us all dream of the holidays.
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