Rum Spiked Chocolate Chip Cookies
These lightened-up Rum Spiked Chocolate Chip Cookies have an extra boost of flavor and less fat than your typical chocolate chip recipe!
Alcohol is a flavor enhancer and these chewy Rum Cookies are spiked with a couple of tablespoons of rum for a subtle boost of deliciousness.
Why You Must Make
- My family loves any kind of chocolate chip cookie and these have a little twist!
- Adding both vanilla and rum enhances the flavor of these yummy cookies.
- Only egg whites and decreasing the amount of butter almost make these a guilt-free treat.
- The exteriors are crisp and the middles are sweet and soft!
- I used regular rum, but spiced rum would add another hit of flavor.
- The dough is a little on the dry side, but will bake up nicely.
- Make sure not to beat the dough after adding the flour. That will activate the gluten and make for less tender cookies. Use a wooden spoon instead.
- Do not overbake. The heat of the sheet pan will continue to bake the cookies after they come out of the oven, so start with 10 minutes.
- Use a medium cookie scoop so that all the dough balls are all the same size and will finish baking at the same time.
- Reserve some chocolate chips to press into the hot cookies after they come out of the oven. This will make a more attractive presentation—which is nice if you’re serving to company or giving some away. Make sure to do this carefully as the sheet pan is very hot and can burn your skin.
- My friend, Aly, brushed her finished cookies with rum for an extra boost, so that is another option if you love the taste of rum.
- Try dark brown sugar instead of light brown sugar for a deeper caramel flavor.
- Try half bittersweet chocolate and half semisweet chocolate, or chocolate chunks or discs instead of chocolate chips.
Frequently Asked Questions
Use a cookie disher or scoop to make the same-sized cookies. Bake on parchment paper so they don’t stick. Garnish with a few more chocolate chips to fill any voids on the surface. Do this carefully when the cookies are hot out of the oven, so they’ll stick. Also, tap the cookies into rounds with a spatula when they’re still warm to create rounder cookies.
If you don’t chill the dough, your cookies will be flatter. Also, if you don’t let your baking sheets cool before reusing, the dough will start melting before it even gets in the oven. Also, since baking is a science, and the ratio of fat to flour is key, make sure your measurements are accurate.
The most accurate way is to use a scale, but most U.S. recipes don’t list ingredients by weight. Instead, make sure to spoon the flour into the measuring cup, then use an offset spatula to cleanly wipe the excess from the top.
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Rum Spiked Chocolate Chip Cookies
These rum spiked chocolate chip cookies will please both your palate and your waistline. Adapted from Cooking Light.
- ½ cup of butter, at room temperature
- 1¼ cup brown sugar
- ½ cup sugar
- 2¼ cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 large egg whites
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 – 2 tablespoons of rum
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350º.
- In a mixer, cream together the butter and sugars until fluffy. Add the egg whites. Mix thoroughly.
- Add the vanilla extract and the rum.
- Mix in flour, baking soda and salt just till combined. Do not over mix. Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Using a scoop or tablespoon, add the dough in rounded tablespoons to a cookie sheet lined with parchment.
- 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.
Carefully press a few chocolate chips onto the surface when they're hot out of the oven for a professional appearance.
Serving Size:1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 134Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 91mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 1g
30 Comments on “Rum Spiked Chocolate Chip Cookies”
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!
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.
these look incredible, Liz! Please send me some! xxx
OMG I looooove that these have rum in them! Sooooo much yum! They look absolutely beautiful too!
Crispy yet chewy cookies are the best! These look simply irresistible, Liz.
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!
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 🙂
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
You can never have too many chocolate chip cookie recipes. These look so soft and moist. Delicious!
My fella loves Rum and he would definitely enjoy these, I will bake them and see if he notices the reduced fat in them.
Love the addition of rum in the cookies, never thought of it! Will most likely be spiking all my cookies in the future 😉
Great addition to the chocolate chip cookie! xo Catherine
Rum spiked cookies?! Be still my heart! 🙂
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.
I’m always willing to eat some good chocolate-chip cookies, and these look GREAT !!
Wow, the rum is a very different addition to choco chip cookies, sounds good:@)
wow-I’m usually not huge on putting booze in my sweets but these cookies look SO incredible
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!
Neat idea! I would never have thought of adding rum to chocolate chip cookies, but now I definitely want to try this!
These look absolutely delicious and so chewy, Liz! Hard to believe that they are “light” cookies!