Cocktails and Cookies

rum and honey shortbreadOne of the joys of the Twitter community are the group conversations that are held on many topics.  Some friends invited me to a Tweetchat about cocktails (hashtag #drinkup if you want to join in) and this particular chat was about the delights of rum.

Today started out with piles of snow keeping me indoors yet again;  this long cold winter becoming more tedious every day.  To ward off cabin fever, I decided to bake some cookies.  As I pondered my recipe choices,  last night’s murmurings about hot buttered rum and dark rum-infused island flavors came floating into my mind.  I grabbed a bottle of dark rum and some honey and since I longed for tropical breezes, I cut my cookies into little palm trees.  Here is the recipe for my Rum and Honey Shortbread in case you need it to warm up a snowy day. 

Rum and Honey Shortbread
2 cups flour
1 stick butter
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 tablespoons dark rum
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of nutmeg
Pinch of ground ginger

Heat oven to 350 degrees
Cream together slightly softened butter and sugar and honey and rum
Stir together flour and spices
Add flour to the butter mixture and mix to make a soft dough
Roll out dough on a floured board to 1/4 thickness
Cut cookies in desired shapes
Bake until edges are just barely browned

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8 responses to “Cocktails and Cookies

  1. Palm tree perfection!

  2. Fantastic baking idea during these stressful winter months. We must keep our sense of humor as well as keep our tummies happy. Thanks for sharing this unique cookie recipe.
    The Souper

  3. Oh my gosh, these little palm trees are adorable. Now only if they would bring some sand, sunshine and ocean!

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  5. Ha! I love how you served them on that tropical plate.

    • I like those beach theme plates better when they are holding summer fare on the patio but this will have to do. 🙂

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