Rum Spiked Chocolate Chip Cookies

These lightened up Rum Spiked Chocolate Chip Cookies have a boost of flavor and less fat than your typical chocolate chip recipe!

Rum and vanilla boost the flavor and egg whites and less butter let you eat more than one!!! Crispy on the outside and chewy in the middle!

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Rum Spiked Chocolate Chip Cookies

According to my husband, chocolate chip cookies are perfect for any occasion. In fact, he nearly has withdrawals when I don’t make a weekly batch. My friend, Aly, came to the rescue with her twist on the classic. She made these Rum Spiked Chocolate Chip Cookies by adding both rum and vanilla to the mix gave a terrific enhancement to the dough, plus using only egg whites and less butter made these a guilt free treat (as long as you don’t eat the whole batch in one sitting!). Aly writes the marvelous blog, Cooking in Stilettos, and we both have a penchant for beautiful shoes. She is a blogger friend as well as a real life friend and inspiration. She helps keep me on top of the latest blogger trends and happenings, so please pop on over to her blog to say hello. She’s my second assignment for December’s Blogger Clue.

Rum Spiked Chocolate Chip Cookies Crispy on the Outside, Chewy on the Inside

Being that I typically bake decadent, fat laden desserts, I was a bit apprehensive whether I’d like these or not. I should have known that Aly wouldn’t lead me astray. With my first bite through the crisp sugary exterior into the sweet soft center, I realized those worries were for naught. Aly’s recipe for these Rum Spiked Chocolate Chip Cookies called for spiced rum, which I didn’t have, so I used my bottle of Diplomatico rum. She also brushed the tops with rum and I skipped this step. I also used only one tablespoon of rum and my dough seemed a little dry…but they baked up perfectly. If you’d like more rum flavor, up the amount to two tablespoons. Thanks, Aly, for the terrific Rum Spiked Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe!

The Rest of the Blogger CLUE reveals:

This month we are sharing recipes you might find on your grandmother’s table. My paternal grandmother passed away when I was 6, but I do remember her with a purse full of candy when she came to visit. My maternal grandmother was more of a cookie baker, but they both appreciated a little something sweet. I have a feeling they’d both approve of these Rum Spiked Chocolate Chip Cookies.

Rum Spiked Chocolate Chip Cookies #BloggerCLUE Part Deux

Serves 30 cookies     adjust servings

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins

These rum spiked chocolate chip cookies will please both your palate and your waistline. Adapted from Cooking Light.


  • 1/2 cup of butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons of rum
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.
  2. In a mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy. Add the egg whites. Mix thoroughly.
  3. Add the vanilla extract and the rum.
  4. Mix in flour, baking soda and salt just till combined. Do not over mix. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  5. Using a scoop or tablespoon, add the dough in rounded tablespoons to a cookie sheet lined with parchment.
  6. Bake for about 10 – 12 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from the oven and let rest 2 – 3 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack and cool thoroughly.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving As Served
Calories 128kcal Calories from fat 44
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 68mg 3%
Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 12g
Protein 1g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Calories 2000
Total Fat Less than 65g
Sat Fat Less than 25g
Cholesterol Less than 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g
Dietary Fiber 25g
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Rum Spiked Chocolate Chip Cookies


  1. These look absolutely delicious and so chewy, Liz! Hard to believe that they are “light” cookies!

  2. Neat idea! I would never have thought of adding rum to chocolate chip cookies, but now I definitely want to try this!

  3. Crispy on the outside and chewy in the middle pretty much sounds like my idea of cookie perfection … but especially now you’ve added the rum. So Christmas-appropriate!

  4. wow-I’m usually not huge on putting booze in my sweets but these cookies look SO incredible

  5. Lynn@Happier Than A Pig In Mud says:

    Wow, the rum is a very different addition to choco chip cookies, sounds good:@)

  6. I’m always willing to eat some good chocolate-chip cookies, and these look GREAT !!

  7. Gee willikers, Liz, your cookies are picture-perfect. I admire uniformity in a batch of cookies. And the flavor profiles you’ve got going on here? Oh yeah, I’m in! Happy holidays to you and yours, my friend.

  8. Rum spiked cookies?! Be still my heart! 🙂

  9. Great addition to the chocolate chip cookie! xo Catherine

  10. Love the addition of rum in the cookies, never thought of it! Will most likely be spiking all my cookies in the future 😉

  11. My fella loves Rum and he would definitely enjoy these, I will bake them and see if he notices the reduced fat in them.

  12. Lizzy,
    You can never have too many chocolate chip cookie recipes. These look so soft and moist. Delicious!

  13. Hotly Spiced says:

    So Bill likes cookies! I think the rum and vanilla flavours would be lovely – and good for the Christmas season when rum features a fair bit. What a great name for a blog although she must have better balance than me! I tend to cook in thongs (and that’s a type of shoe Downunder so not what you’re thinking!) xx

  14. Awesome….I love the idea of spike of rum in these cookies…and yes this is the kind of cookies that I like crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside…
    Thanks for the recipe Liz…hope you are having a great week 🙂

  15. Love, love the addition of rum to such a traditional cookie! So perfect for this time of year! Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  16. Crispy yet chewy cookies are the best! These look simply irresistible, Liz.

  17. OMG I looooove that these have rum in them! Sooooo much yum! They look absolutely beautiful too!

  18. these look incredible, Liz! Please send me some! xxx

  19. These look fantastic, Liz! I love the addition of the rum. And really, one can never have too many chocolate chip cookies in their repertoire.

  20. Look, Liz! another chocolate chip cookie to add to your repertoire! 🙂 I bet Bill was thrilled! How did you wind up with two matches for December?? LOL, well glad you did, looks like you had a yummy line-up!

  21. Oh, what fun! You and the rest of the CLUE group sounds so wonderful. And I love love love the idea of rum-spiked CCC, seriously–rum makes everything better!

  22. Once again I’m agree with Bill, cookies are always a good idea! Now I’m craving for one of your cookies!

  23. These are cookies kicked up a few notches–perfect for the holidays!

    So happy to be a part of the group, Liz! It’s been a fun first month (for me) reading the posts and love this month’s theme. 🙂

  24. A boozy cookie? Oh yeah count me in!

  25. Wow, a boozy cookie sounds so fun! I can just imagine the flavor it brings out. Love that these are lightened up, I would gladly eat a few dozen, they look scrumptious!

  26. Cookies are my weakness, especially around the holidays (ok who am I kidding? Cookies are my weakness always)! It’s so nice to get to know you through CLUE, Liz!

  27. Look what you’ve done to a chocolate chip cookie! It’s gone from the kids’ favorite to the grownups’ table. Perfect to leave for Santa.

  28. Happy Christmas, Liz! Rum and chocolate are indeed a wonderful way to celebrate in any season!


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