Jessi, from My Life in Arts N' Crafts, will be giving away some of her red and hunter green colored jute and 5 action wobbles and all you have to do be in the drawing is to visit her blog, become a follower, and leave a comment.
Today, I have made a goodie box and tied it up in the red jute. I love to give neighbors and friends a box of home made goodies each holiday season. My mother-in-law visits and we bake and bake and then the family helps me distribute the boxes. I have found it's a great way to get to know the neighbors and bring a little cheer for the holiday season.
This box is full of rum balls.
Yummy Rum Balls - Christmas Cookie Recipe
3 cups finely crushed vanilla wafers (about 75)
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts (about 4 ounces)
1/4 cup cocoa
1/2 cup rum
1/4 cup light corn syrup
Powdered or granulated sugar
Mix crushed wafers, powdered sugar, pecans and cocoa.
Stir in rum and corn syrup.
Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Roll in powdered sugar.
Refrigerate in tightly covered container several days before serving
Variation: Bourbon can be substituted for rum.
Yield: About 60 cookies.
You can buy a cute little box from most any store this season or you can make one yourself. I used my Cricut and a cutting file from SVG Cuts called Christmas Gift Bags and Boxes. The box measures about 5 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches by 3 inches high which is just the rights size for about 15 rum balls on the bottom and some cookies on top.