Monday, December 4, 2017

Rum Logs #ChristmasCookies

♫ It's the most, wonderful time, of the year🎝 
otherwise known as Christmas Cookies Week!  
All this week I'm joining with other bloggers 
to share 130 Christmas Cookie recipes.

I love making Christmas Cookies throughout the month of December and I love sharing Christmas Cookies at family gatherings, with neighbors, and with friends.  Besides Christmas Cookies being delicious, festive, sweet treats, they are also a favorite family tradition of mine.  Every year the first Christmas Cookies I make are Peanut Butter Balls.  I love making these with my mom and sisters after Black Friday shopping.  Another cookie I love making with my family are my Great Grandma Mae's Rum Logs.  Not only do these cookies make me smile because they were one of my Great Grandma's recipes, a woman who I loved and cherished very much (in fact our oldest daughter's middle name is Mae in honor of her).  But these cookies are also one of my Mom's favorites and always makes me think of her.  For the longest time I felt like she was the only one that could make them right, but after a little tinkering with the recipe, I feel like I can make a pretty good batch of Rum Logs and now you can too!

Rum Logs are the perfect addition to any Christmas Cookie Platter.  They're light, slightly sweet, soft and will melt in your mouth! #ChristmasCookies

Rum Logs are a light and slightly sweet cookie that are a perfect addition to any Christmas Cookie Platter.  I love how they are soft and will melt in your mouth, especially if you pair them with a glass of egg nog.  Plus, the kids love decorating them with sprinkles!

Christmas Cookie Helpers
Miss L and Miss R had a lot of fun decorating
the Rum Logs with sprinkles
Rum Logs

1 cup Butter
3/4 cup Sugar
1 Egg
1/4 cup Milk
2 tsp Vanilla extract
2 tsp Rum extract flavoring
1 tsp Nutmeg, ground
3 cups Flour

Cream butter and sugar together.  Then mix in egg, milk, vanilla, rum, nutmeg and flour.  The dough will be stiff.  Roll dough into 2 inch long "logs".  You can place them fairly close together on the cookie sheet as they won't raise much.  Bake at 350°F for 10 minutes, or until the tops of the cookies appear dry and bottoms are just golden.  Do not let the bottoms of the cookies brown.

Rum Logs fresh out of the oven

Then to make the glaze for the top of the Rum Logs whisk together:

1 cup Powdered Sugar
1/2 tsp Rum extract flavoring
1/4 tsp Vanilla extract
1 Tbsp Milk

Rum Logs with Rum Glaze

Dip the top of each cookie in the glaze and decorate with colored sugar or nutmeg.

Rum Logs are the perfect addition to any Christmas Cookie Platter.  They're light, slightly sweet, soft and will melt in your mouth! #ChristmasCookies

I hope you try a batch of these festive cookies soon!  And I hope you check out all of these other great cookies shared today as part of Christmas Cookie Week:
What Christmas Cookie sparks your interest?  Do you have any Christmas Cookie traditions?  Be sure to Comment for a Cause!
Rum Logs are the perfect addition to any Christmas Cookie Platter.  They're light, slightly sweet, soft and will melt in your mouth! #ChristmasCookies

15 comments:

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    1. Thanks Jeni! I appreciate that they aren't too sweet and are a lighter cookie. A good mix to have within all the rich and sweet Christmas treats.

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  2. I've never tried these before. Sound delicious.

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    1. Thanks Wendy! They're a simple and delicious cookie.

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  3. These sound delicious! I love pics of the kiddos being great helpers. Such great memories for them to look back on, too!

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    1. Thanks! All four of my kids love helping me in the kitchen.

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  4. These sound delicious! I was thinking that they would be perfect with egg nog too!

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    1. Eating them with Egg Nog is my favorite way to have them.

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  7. I absolutely love family recipes and these look delicious!

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  8. I have rum extract! I do have it! >..... :) Can't wait to try this out!!! I only make my husband grandmothers Rum sauce with it, so this will be fun to make! thanks for sharing at our Celebrate365 cookie Exchange!

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