Spiced Rum Cookies – Countdown To Christmas Cookie Recipes

Welcome to day 3 of my Countdown To Christmas Cookie Recipes. Today’s recipe is for Spiced Rum Cookies. If you don’t have any rum and don’t want to buy a bottle just for a recipe, you can substitute with rum flavouring. It’s available in the baking section of most supermarkets.

Tomorrow’s recipe is for Chequerboard Cookies.

Spiced Rum Cookies

spiced rum cookies


  • 175g unsalted butter softened plus extra for greasing
  • 175g dark muscovado sugar
  • 225g plain flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tbsp dark rum


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F/Gas 4. Grease 3 baking sheets.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar and whisk until light and fluffy.
  3. Sift together the flour, salt, bicarbonate of soda, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg and cloves into the creamed mixture.
  4. Stir the dark rum into the creamed mixture.
  5. Place 18 spoonfuls of the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spaced well apart.
  6. Flatten each one slightly with the back of a spoon.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes until golden.
  8. Leave the biscuits to cool and crisp on wire racks before serving.


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