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Please pass the chewy rum sugar cookie
Just a pinch
The chewy rum sugar cookies are just about as pretty as they are delicious. - photo by Just a Pinch photo

Light, fluffy and chewy, Dawn Hopkins’ chewy rum sugar cookies will add spirit to your holiday cookie tray. These soft, yummy sugar cookies have just a hint of rum flavor Santa and the elves are sure to love.

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What you need

2¾ cup flour

1¼ teaspoon baking soda

¼ teaspoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup butter, softened

1½  cup white sugar

1 egg

1½ teaspoon rum extract

Colored sugar to top


• Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

• In a small bowl, mix all dry ingredients, except sugar. Set aside.

• Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and very fluffy.

• Beat in egg and rum extract.

• Gradually blend in the rest of the dry ingredients. Make sure to mix thoroughly.

• Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and roll in colored sugar.

• Place on lined cookie sheets about 1½ inches apart.

• Bake eight to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

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