Butter Rum Cookies

Butter Rum Cookies

These butter cookies are flavored with rum, vanilla, and a little almond extract. A sugar and orange zest mixture in the recipe tops these cookies.
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  • Serves: 60 persons



  1. Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.
  2. Step 2

    In a large bowl of a stand mixer (or a large bowl if using an electric handheld mixer ), cream the butter with 3/4 cup of the sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Step 3

    Beat in the egg yolks, extracts and flavorings, and rum.
  4. Step 4

    Gradually add the flour while mixing, using your hands to knead the dough during the last additions of flour.
  5. Step 5

    When the dough is smooth, shape it into logs about 1 1/2 inches in diameter; wrap each in waxed paper and place in the refrigerator. Chill for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  6. Step 6

    Preheat the oven to 350 F. Lightly grease 2 to 3 cookie sheets.
  7. Step 7

    Cut the logs into 1/4-inch slices and roll each slice into a ball using your hands.
  8. Step 8

    On a plate, combine the remaining 1/2 cup sugar with the orange zest . Roll the balls in the mixture and place on the prepared cookie sheets.
  9. Step 9

    Flatten each cookie with a flat-bottomed glass that has been dipped in the remaining sugar-orange mixture.
  10. Step 10

    Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
  11. Step 11

    Let cool for a few minutes, and then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  12. Step 12