♫ 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 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!
|Miss L and Miss R had a lot of fun decorating|
the Rum Logs with sprinkles
1 cup Butter
3/4 cup Sugar
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.
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
Dip the top of each cookie in the glaze and decorate with colored sugar or nutmeg.
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:
- Alfajores (dulce de leche sandwich cookies) by Caroline’s Cooking
- Candy Cane Tassies by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Cranberry White Chocolate Chip Cookies by The Bitter Side of Sweet
- Crystallized Gingerbread Chocolate Chip Cookies by Faith, Hope, Love and Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
- Dutch Speculaas Cookies by Palatable Pastime
- Easy Sugar Cookies by Bear & Bug Eats
- Empire Cookies by Red Cottage Chronicles
- Gingerbread Gooey Butter Cookies by Making Miracles
- Gingerbread Men Cookies by The Freshman Cook
- Graham Cracker Chocolate Chip Cookies by Books n Cooks
- Holiday Sugar Sprinkle Butter Cookies by Family Around the Table
- Italian Rainbow Cookies by Everyday Eileen
- Loaded Festive Chocolate Chip Cookies by Daily Dish Recipes
- Makrut Macaroons by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Mocha filled Sandwich Cookies by Jolene’s Recipe Journal
- Oatmeal Raisin Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Pecan Caramel Turtle Bars by Tip Garden
- Pepparkakor (Swedish Ginger Cookies) by The Redhead Baker
- Peppermint Candy Canes by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Peppermint Crinkle Cookies by Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
- Peppermint Macarons by House of Nash Eats
- Peppermint Mocha Shortbread Cookies by Cooking with Carlee
- Peppermint Shortbreads by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Pistachio Wedding Cookies by Soulfully Made
- Raspberry Filled Coconut Snowflakes by Making The Most of Naptime
- Raspberry Thumbprint cookies by Simple And Savory
- Rum Logs by Corn, Beans Pigs and Kids
- Vanilla Bean Pizzelles by Love and Confections
- White Chocolate Dipped Ginger Cookies by Kate’s Recipe Box
What Christmas Cookie sparks your interest? Do you have any Christmas Cookie traditions? Be sure to Comment for a Cause!