Phyllis Sailor - 1968
Penny Ashton - 1990
Makes 2 ½ Doz

I prefer these

  BOURBON BALLS - I   These little morsels are required for Kevin on Christmas Eve. Grandma Sailor fixes them for him every year.   2C (Crushed)>Mix everything together. ½CWalnuts (Ground) ½CConfectioners’ Sugar ½CChocolate Syrup 1-2TBourbon   Working quickly make small balls. Roll dough between your palms and then dust with additional confectioners’ sugar. If dough gets dry add a drop more bourbon. You can crush Wafers in a Baggie or in Food Processor. One of my cookbooks says there is a lady that runs over the baggie with her car to make crumbs.  
 

Edna Crandall - Portalhurst Cookbook
Penny Ashton - 1990

For macho guys only

  BOURBON BALLS - II   2 ½CVanilla Wafers (Crushed)>Mix everything together. 1CWalnuts (Ground) 1CConfectioners’ Sugar 2TCocoa ½CBourbon ... YES !!!   Working quickly make small balls (1 inch). Roll dough between your palms and then dust with additional confectioners’ sugar. If dough gets dry add a drop more bourbon. You can crush Wafers in a Baggie or in Food Processor.