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These cookies are straight from the land of the TV dinner. They’re quick and easy and, to our modern sensibilities, maybe a little gross, but it’s not Christmas without them. They’re no-bake, and if you do them early enough — four or five days out — that OJ “ripens” into something a bit cheerier. Again, we pull back on the sugar: My notes say to just use ¼ cup.
Yield: About 5 dozen cookies.
1 (6-ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels (1 cup)
½ cup sugar
3 tablespoons light corn syrup
½ cup orange juice
2½ cups small vanilla wafers, crushed
1 cup finely chopped nuts
Instant sweet-milk cocoa
Use a double boiler to melt chocolate morsels over hot (not boiling) water. Remove from heat; stir in sugar and corn syrup. Gradually blend in orange juice. Add vanilla wafers and nuts; mix well. Chill until firm enough to handle. Form into 1-inch balls; roll in cocoa.
Let balls ripen in covered container for several days.