10 Boozy Cookies To Land You On The Naughty List

coconut rum balls
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Let the little kiddies have their own cookies, because these alcohol-spiked treats are for grown-ups only. But like the song says, you'd better watch out. These cookie recipes pack a punch. Whether it's amaretto liquor or Tennessee whiskey, these tipsy treats are absolutely delicious. Take a bite and take the edge off with these 10 boozy cookie recipes.

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Bourbon Balls

Rum or Bourbon Balls
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Keep your hands off these for at least a week while they rest in the fridge to let the ingredients meld and the flavors develop. Home cook. whatsfordinnermom tried a few variations: "Made half Amaretto and half bourbon. Have made these with chocolate truffle and half Kaluah as well. Depending on flavor I dip in milk chocolate or white chocolate."

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Eggnog Thumbprints

Eggnog Thumbprints

There's just a hint of rum in the filling that tops these thumbprint cookies, but sometimes a little is just enough. Home cook Ladyjaypee says, "The frosting makes the cookie on this one. Be sure to follow the recipe and let the cookies cool completely before frosting or your buttery frosting will melt!"

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Coconut Rum Balls

coconut rum balls

A tantalizing mixture of rum, sweetened condensed milk and flaked coconut is chilled for at least 24 hours to make these tropical treats. The balls are rolled in sugar and additional coconut to make each bite extra decadent.

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German Filled Hoernchen

German Filled Hoernchen
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These horn-shaped pastries use wine and rum to make the deliciously sticky filling. "My family absolutely loved these," says home cook HM Phillips. "I changed the filling to lingonberry or rasberry preserves, and they were gone soon as they were cool enough to eat!"

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Shorecook's Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

Shorecook's Chocolate Peppermint Biscotti

The chocolate liqueur in this recipe adds an especially tasty edge. A beautiful and refreshing treat that is adorned with crushed candy canes for a sweet, seasonal effect.

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Marsala wine is the star ingredient of this sweet, cylindrical dessert — it creates a richness that is the perfect complement to the tangy cream filling. Dust with confectioner's sugar for a lovely finishing touch.

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Almond Cookies

almond cookies on parchment paper

Let's raise a toast to these amaretto flavored cookies! For maximum almond flavor, reviewer Pupkinpie2 recommends toasting the almonds before grinding them and adding to the cookie dough.

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Cherry Almond Biscotti

closeup of two biscotti on an Italian ceramic plate
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"Easy and very tasty," says home cook MrsPeabody. "This recipe has gone into our must save and make every year section!" The perfect make-ahead snack for sudden sweet cravings.

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Chocolate Chip Cookies with Tennessee Whiskey

Chocolate Chip Cookies with Tennessee Whiskey
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Recipe creator Jamie Justice Yost shares that "here in Tennessee, we would put whiskey in our scrambled eggs if it was socially acceptable. Luckily, whiskey in your cookies is both acceptable and tasty!" We'll take gooey chocolate and brown liquor in our cookies any day.

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Margarita Balls

Margarita Balls I

"I make these every Christmas to give as little gifts, says home cook PinkShades. "I think the most important thing is to make them at least 4-5 days before you plan on serving them. Store in fridge. The longer they sit, the better they are." Add some extra tequila if the mood strikes — we won't judge.

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