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                               COGNAC COOKIES
 
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 Serving Size  : 3    Preparation Time :0:00
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    6       oz           Chocolate chips
                         -(semi-sweet)
    2 1/2   c            Vanilla wafers,
                         -crushed fine (a box
                         -less some nibbles)
    1       c            Pecans (finely chopped
                         -start with 8-10 oz
                         -whole pecans)
      1/2   c            Sugar (white,
                         -granulated)
      1/4   c            Corn syrup
      1/3   c            Cognac (Use the best
                         -you can afford,
                         -it makes a difference!)
 
   Melt chocolate bits.  If you have never worked with melted chocolate
   before, then use a double boiler with the burner set on low.
   
   Crush vanilla wafers very fine (fineness is important).  Chop pecans (again
   fineness is everything).  Add sugar, corn syrup and cognac (I use 1 nip of
   cognac and  1/2 nip of rum, works fine and costs less).  Stir in pecans and
   wafer crumbs.  Now you learn why you were supposed to grind them very
   finely.
   
   By now the mixture should be a smooth paste.  Remove from heat and form
   into about 1-inch balls. Roll balls in extra granulated sugar.
   
   NOTES:
   
   *  A rich chocolate no-bake cookie -- A terrific, very rich, no-bake
   cookie. Adapted from a recipe in the “Silver Palate Good Times Cookbook.”
   Yield: makes 3-4 dozen.
   
   *  Store these in an air-tight container; if you are a chocoholic, have
   someone hide them from you.  They are best if you allow  them to age and
   mellow.
   
   : Difficulty:  Moderate to hard (melted chocolate is tricky, and rolling
   the mixture into balls takes practice).
   : Time:  30-60 minutes or more, depending on how deftly you can roll the
   balls.
   : Precision:  approximate measurement OK.
   
   : Cheers
   : Theresa Campbell...!harvard!bunny!tbc0
   : - or - tbc0@gte-labs.csnet
   
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