The Sippican Woman’s Club has had a Holiday House Tour to benefit the Scholarship Fund since 1986. Chairing this first-time event in 1986, were Shirlee Thomas, Jeanne Collison, and Judy Harrison. This week’s Christmas cookie recipe, which is the third, is from Judy Harrison. Judy was an active member and worked on many events that raised money for the Scholarship Fund. The picture is from 1986. Left to right: Shirlee Thomas, Jeanne Collison, Judy Harrison.
Judy Harrison’s Bourbon Balls
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate bits
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbsp light corn syrup
1/3 cup bourbon
2 ½ cups finely crushed vanilla wafers (12 oz. package)
1 cup chopped pecans
Melt chocolate bits over hot water; remove from hot water. Stir in sugar and corn syrup. Blend in bourbon. Mix nuts and wafer crumbs; add chocolate mixture and stir well. Roll small balls of above in granulated sugar; let ripen in covered container at least 3 to 5 days.
The Holiday House Tour cannot take place this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, members of the club are working to raise money so this coming spring we will be able to continue the 73-year tradition of awarding scholarships to Marion students.
To make a tax-deductible donation, send a check payable to Sippican Woman’s Club to “SWC Dollars for Scholars,” P.O. Box 121, Marion. MA, 02738, or you can donate on our website www.sippicanwomansclub.org/scholars/.