The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012 – Spiced Rum Cookies

by Jessica on December 12, 2012

Spiced Rum Cookies by My Baking Heart

Remember when I said that I couldn’t wait for the sign-up sheet to be passed around for 2012’s Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap? Well, it finally landed on my desk and I’m almost certain I was one of the very first to add my name to the list.

All thanks to Lindsay from Love & Olive Oil & Julie from The Little Kitchen, 576 food bloggers participated this year and mailed over 20,000 cookies around the world. As a group, we even raised $2200 for Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, and because OXO is matching the donation, that’s $4400 raised! I am so proud to be a part of this year’s swap and the Spiced Rum Cookies I’ve mailed out are some of the best I’ve ever tasted!

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012

Thirty-six incredibly delicious cookies ended up in my mailbox: Double-Chocolate Merlot Cookies by Linda of The Urban Mrs., Shortbread Cookie Sandwiches with Caramel Ganache & Smoked Almonds by Amanda of High Heels to Hot Wheels and Holiday Checkerboard Cookies by Lisa of Authentic Suburban Gourmet. Sounds like sugar overload, right?!

Keep an eye out for the #fbcookieswap hashtag on Twitter (and Instagram, too!), where you can follow along with all sorts of yummy cookie posts!

Spiced Rum Cookies by My Baking Heart

Spiced Rum Cookies


  • 3/4 c unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 c dark brown sugar
  • 2 c all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 2 tbsp dark rum


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Whisk together the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon, coriander, nutmeg and cloves, then blend with the butter/sugar mixture until just incorporated. Add the dark rum and stir well.

Using 2 teaspoons, place small mounds of the dough onto the prepared baking sheets, about 2 inches apart from one another. Flatten each one slightly with the back of a spoon. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until golden. Let the cookies cool and become crisp on wire racks before serving.

Spiced Rum Cookies by My Baking Heart


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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Liz December 12, 2012 at 10:07 am

Any cookie that has a bit of booze added sounds good in my opinion! I’ll definitely be adding these to my ‘must-make’ list! 🙂


2 Jessica @ Sunny Side Up December 12, 2012 at 11:14 am

This cookie swap sounds like so much fun every year! As for these cookies, you had me at “Spiced Rum” . YUM!


3 Nicole @ The Marvelous Misadventures of a Foodie December 12, 2012 at 11:40 am

Those rum cookies Jessica…I have no words for them! They look fantastic! I think I might have to make them!

And can we just talk about how you got the most beautiful bunch of cookies sent to you? Seriously, they all look picture perfect and don’t look like they were shipped all over!


4 Mr. & Mrs. P December 12, 2012 at 2:07 pm

cookie and rum!! too good to be true. They look amazing!


5 Lauren Hardy @ Making Life Sweet December 12, 2012 at 4:16 pm


You had me at rum. These sound amazing!




6 Cher December 13, 2012 at 1:27 pm

Wow – those cookies sound great all the way around.

The cookie swap was fun – I am glad I signed up this year.


7 Julianne @ Beyond Frosting December 14, 2012 at 1:56 pm

Anything with spiced rum sounds good to me! I can’t wait to try. I see you are attending Blogher Food ’13, this will be my first year, I am very excited and maybe our paths will cross. Happy Holidays!


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