Coffee-Rum Cookies

READY IN: 1hr 30mins
Recipe by lucid501

A recipe from my husband's grandmother. This was one of my FIL's favorites when he was growing up. We tried them recently and they are very good--light and crisp.

Top Review by Sharon the Rocket

What an easy recipe to make! I'm not sure if I rolled them out thin enough or too thin - plus I really had to be careful baking them because I think my oven got a little hot. Some seemed almost "burnt" while others were softer - which pretty much means I wasn't consistent in my rolling them out right. Though not impressed eating them straight out of cookie jar, they are GREAT with a scoop of ice cream! I'm going to make them again sometime and get it perfect!! Thanks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sift first 5 ingredients together, set aside.
  2. Cream shortening and margarine together, adding the sugars while creaming.
  3. Add egg and rum extract, beating until light and fluffy.
  4. Blend in dry ingredients.
  5. Wrap dough in wax paper and chill thoroughly.
  6. On a lightly floured surface, roll out small amounts of dough at a time to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut with fluted cookie cutter or biscuit cutter.
  7. Decorate rounds with pecan halves, if desired.
  8. Place on ungreased cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes.
  9. Remove to wire racks to cool.

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