Hot Buttered Rum Crisps



Hot Buttered Rum Crisps

1 cup unsalted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup butterscotch chips, melted
2 large eggs
3 tablespoons spiced dark rum
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup old fashioned oats
1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
1/3 cup raisins

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook 2-3 minutes, whisking frequently, until butter foams, and starts to turn golden.  Pour butter into a large mixing bowl.

Add brown sugar and melted butterscotch to mixing bowl; mix, using a mixer on medium speed, until well combined.  Mix in eggs, rum, vanilla, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, baking powder, baking soda and salt until well combined - about 2 minutes.  Reduce mixer speed to low and beat in flour, oats, pecans and raisins until just combined.  Chill cookie dough in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Drop rounded tablespoons of dough onto cookie sheets, spacing about 2 inches apart.  Bake 13-15 minutes, or until golden brown.  Cool 2 minutes on the cookie sheets before transferring cookies to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies


  1. Oh my - they look utterly delicious, proper melt in the mouth cookies.

    What a wonderful spread you put together with your family - wish I could become an adopted sister!!!!!

  2. These sound delightful! Love those cookies!

  3. Great cookies! I wanna eat them all! Have a good Christmas celebrations!

  4. Great cookies all around. I don't know how you do it!

    I was expecting Wookie Cookies to be covered in coconut or some other substances to make them look like a hairy Chewbacca. Yes, I'm a geek!

  5. These would be a guaranteed hit with my family! Thanks for sharing, Emily! xo

  6. Wow, I've never seen hot buttered rum crisp cookies before, but they look absolutely delicious! The flavors are perfect for this season but unexpected in cookie form, so I applaud you for your creativity :) Merry Christmas!!

  7. Sounds like a super fun cookie swap! Look at all those awesome cookies. Mmm. I love the idea of rum in a cookie. I'd always rather eat than drink. :P

    DUDE make the rainbow cookies. If I can do it, you can do it.

  8. That's a lot of cookies!!! I love cookies, but don't eat nearly enough of them :-)

  9. What a fabulous cookie party...yum! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas :)

  10. Ooooh what a fun cookie exchange.... will have to do this with my mom and sister next year!!! Can't decide which cookie looks the best... I'd just have to try ALL Of them:) Have a Merry Merry Christmas!!! Thanks for sharing all of your baking adventures with us!!! Your posts always put a smile on my face!!!

  11. emily! merry christmas!
    these look and sound so good. i love buttered rum.
    have a wonderful day tomorrow!