12 Days of Christmas Cookies
Rum Refrigerator Cookies! Soft, chewy and moist – these cookies’ cardamom and citrus notes will positively brighten your holidays. A little nuttiness from the almonds rounds out these absolutely sensational cookies.
I mean come on? Nuts, lemon, cardamom, and rum? What could possibly go wrong with that?!
Sometimes you crack open an old cookbook and you realize that there is a reason the recipe has been lost for decades, and sometimes what you find completely surprises you.
These Rum Refrigerator cookies took my taste buds completely by surprise and refused to let go.
I don’t like to pick favorites but these cookies were not only my favorite cookie that I made this year but one of my favorite Christmas cookies of all time.
Yes, of ALL TIME people.
No joke [Actually I never joke about cookies].
I can’t even with these cookies. Gahh the flavor!
And they are incredibly easy…
Or at least it would have been if I had been able to find candied lemon peel.
I mean seriously. I live in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world and I could not find candied zest. No even at Whole Foods – the Mecca of all things foodie.
So I did what any self-respecting pastry cook would do.
I made my own.
I lovingly peeled, julienned and candied 6 lemons and 4 oranges.
Thank God this cookie was worth every minute.
When I tasted the final cookie I wished the rum flavor were more prominent. It is a “Rum” Refrigerator Cookie is it not?
On went the easy rum glaze.
Depending on how boozy you want/need your Christmas to be, feel free to drizzle or flood.
What? Stop judging.
You could substitute candied orange peel for the lemon and these cookies would be equally delightful.
In fact, I think I’ll do that tomorrow.
Allegedly this recipe is supposed to make 13 ½ dozen cookies.
Ummm. I made 40.
You should make 40 too. Give or take 5 depending on how much dough you consume.
This is a serious conversation. Show me someone who never eats cookie dough and I’ll show you a liar.
And this dough is gooooood.
These Rum Refrigerator Cookies are for the second day of my 12 Days of Christmas Cookies! You won’t want to miss the Cranberry Cinnamon Jam Bars from yesterday!
More Cookies to make the season bright!