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Hot Buttered Rum Cookies

These hot buttered rum cookies taste like simple spice cookies, but instead of using vanilla extract, their flavored is enriched with spiced rum.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: hot buttered rum cookie recipe, hot buttered rum cookies, rum cookies
Servings: 50 small cookies
Calories: 45kcal


Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons spiced rum

Glaze Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons spiced rum
  • 1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon whole milk If you want a stronger rum flavor, add another teaspoon of rum and remove the extra teaspoon of milk.


Cookie Directions

  • Preheat oven to 325 F.
  • In a small mixing bowl, mix flour, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, and salt.
  • In a medium-sized mixing bowl, mix butter, sugar, and brown sugar until fully combined.
  • Mix together egg and rum in a small bowl and then mix into the butter/sugar mixture.
  • Add flour mixture to wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Drop tablespoon (or any size you'd like) balls of dough onto a parchment- or Silpat-lined cookie sheet. Be sure to leave a little space around the balls for them to expand while baking.
  • Bake for 14 minutes or until cookies have puffed up but are dry on top.
  • Wait for cookies to cool slightly before removing from the cookie sheet. If you remove them too early, they won't come off cleanly.

Glaze Directions

  • Mix all ingredients and spread or drizzle over cookies.
  • The glaze will harden after a few minutes.


Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 7mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.2mg