Wasp nests christmas cookies, like rum balls, are excellent and very popular no bake Christmas cookies. Unlike rum balls, they are quite laborious, but the little effort is worth it. We have our own recipe prepared for you. It’s the wasp nests that disappear from the table first.
Wasp nests are considered too laborious. All you have to do is find the right grif and you’ll do well. The results are worth it. We can involve other family members in the preparations and make a nice evening together.
- 250g round sponge biscuits + sponge biscuits for the base
- 200g powdered sugar
- Softened butter
- 6 tablespoons of white rum (according to taste)
- 2 tablespoons of Dutch cocoa
- 100g powdered sugar
- 150g softened butter
- 6 tablespoons of eggnog (according to taste)
Wasp nests recipe
In a bowl, mix all the ingredients needed for making dough, ground sponge biscuits, icing sugar, softened butter, rum and Dutch cocoa. Leave the dough to rest in the fridge for at least 2 hours, but preferably overnight.
In a bowl, whisk the sugar with butter and eggnoc. We also prepared the wasp nest filling in advance, so it is not as runny and the nests are easier to fill.
We will prepare the forms for wasp nest making. We can choose between a tilting form or the opening one that we use in this recipe. There are many types, shapes and sizes. The shops offer not only classic nests, but also tree, snowman or animal shapes. Everyone can choose the form he likes the most. We will need a tip to create the holes
It is easier to work with a cold dough. It holds better together and the finished nests are better removed from the forms. If the dough is warm and too soft, the wasp nests may tear when the form is opened.
Sprinkle the form before making every wasp nest with either cocoa or powdered sugar. Take a small piece of dough and squeeze it into the form until it is almost full.
In the middle, create a hole for filling. Keep the form firmly closed all the time so that the dough fits nicely inside and does not tear when opening.
Prepare the filling into the confectionery bag. If you do not have one at home, you can also use an ordinary, stronger plastic bag with a cut tip.
If, like us, you do not own a nest stand, you can fill them straight in the form.
Put a sponge biscuit on top. That will serve us as a base.
Finally, carefully remove the wasp nests from the form. It is possible that some of our cookies will not work out and will be a little cracked, but it certainly will not take away their taste.
We store the wasp nests in cold. Leave them to rest for a few days before eating, the filling is then beautifully combined with the dough.
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