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Rum Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Rum Sugar Cookies

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"Cookies that taste like eggnog! These are a perfect addition to your holiday cookie trays! Try sprinkling a little nutmeg on top of each cookie!"

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    9 mins

    2 hrs 30 mins


  1. Mix together flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, and butter until the mixture resembles cornmeal.
  2. Combine eggs, sugar, rum extract, almond extract, and nutmeg until well mixed. Pour the egg mixture into the flour mixture. Stir until well blended. Divide the dough into two equal halves. Refrigerate the dough for 2 hours.
  3. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Place dough on a lightly floured surface. Roll the dough out until it is 1/8 inch thick. Using a cookie cutter cut the dough into cookies (whatever shapes you please). Place the cookies on an ungreased baking sheet.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden, 7 to 9 minutes. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 25, 2005

These are fantastic! I have been making them for five or six years straight and they are always a favourite. Different from your standard sugar cookie cut out. They really, really taste like eggnog. I usually use rum extract for the cookies and real rum (piced or dark) for the icing (thinning it with rum as required). The only thing I have found is that if you want enough of these cookies to feed your family and give away, a double recipe is ESSENTIAL!!!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 15, 2003

This recipe tastes nothing like eggnog. The cookies were good, but certainly not eggnog good. The butter needs to be somewhat softened before incorporating it into the ingredients, but your directions do not say that.


35 Ratings

Jul 13, 2003

This cookie is delicious and I didn't even follow the directions right. I still made them but just made them as drop cookies and everyone loved them. I am going to make them again only follow directions. I love sugar cookies anyway. They truly taste like eggnog. Very good cookies.

Dec 22, 2003

Wonderful!!! Dough was easy to work with, cookies held their shape very well. Excellent flavor. Frosted with Rum Flavored Frosting & sprinkled with a little nutmeg before frosting set. Will definitely make again.

Dec 22, 2010

WONDERFUL and easy to work with

Dec 20, 2003

These cookies are perfect if you are not looking for a super sweet cookie. They do have a hint of eggnog flavor. They are really good with the rum icing. Make sure to sprinkle some nutmeg on after the icing, does make more of an eggnog flavor

Dec 13, 2010

Lovely! I made the dough for these one evening and left them wrapped in cling film for over 2-3 days before I was ready to make them. Also I didn't have any rum extract so I used 5 tablespoons of white rum. It goes brilliantly without any icing and just a bit of nutmeg sprinkled over and even with Rum Flavoured Icing (from this site). I've still got more dough in my fridge to bake, I'm saving it up to bake closer to Christmas! Also, I believe, those who complained about the cookies not being like eggnog were commenting on Millie's opinion...she felt they tasted like eggnog to her ... and perhaps some of you'll disagree but the cookies are NOT eggnog cookies they're RUM COOKIES and do complete justice to it! Thanks a million for sharing Millie, these will be on my cookie platter this year and for all the years to come!! :D

Jul 13, 2003

They didn't taste much like eggnog but they were great and a big hit at our christmas party, even with the kids!


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  • Calories
  • 82 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.2 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 4.1 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 73 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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