Is it candy? Is it a cookie? Does it really matter? Nope. This is one of my favorite cookie/candy recipes that we make every year at Christmas. It really can be a year round dessert, but it isn’t Christmas without it. I’m not sure about the origin of this recipe. My mom always made it, but I know it’s a common recipe that is made by many people and has been around since at least the 50’s.
My sister Judy has taken on the task of making these every year for our family. I believe she made 100 or more this year, probably 3 batches worth. It’s also a great dessert that can be made with your kids. Let them roll the balls, you dip them and the kids can add sprinkles.