For easy no-bake cookies, use vanilla wafer cookies. First mix 1/2 cup rum or bourbon with 3 tablespoons corn syrup in a large bowl. Stir in the rest of the ingredients except the sugar wafers.
Crush 1 package (12 ounces) vanilla wafer cookies in a food processor and add to the bowl (the mixture will be stiff). Let sit for 10 minutes to soften, then roll into 1-inch balls between your palms. Finally, roll the cookie balls in confectioners’ sugar to coat. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks.