1 Dozen Rummy Oatmeal Cookies

Hey, y’all!  I’m back from Texas.  It was glorious, thanks for asking.  September is the month when all 3 of my brother’s kids have their birthdays (well, one is in very late August), so I try to make it home for at least one of the big birthday celebrations.  The excitement that little kids have for birthdays is infectious.  Their eyes get so bright at the mention of their special birthday meal and even more for their special birthday dessert.  My mom plans the entire meal with careful thought over what each kid enjoys most.  This birthday celebration, we had smoked brisket and beef sausage, potato salad, three bean salad, baked beans, butter rolls, and a vanilla-chocolate swirled sheet cake topped with the richest chocolate frosting.

We gladly enjoyed the leftover barbecue all weekend, but after too many split biscuits stuffed with chopped brisket, I’m reaching for the oat jar this morning.

I go through 2 quarts of rolled oats each week.  Is that normal for 2 people?  I make a weekly batch of granola for breakfast:  I go back and forth between a healthy recipe made with apple sauce and oil (Three Many Cooks is my standby), and a rich, buttery recipe with lots of citrus zest.  On cold mornings, I make a warm bowl of oatmeal with dried plums, lemon zest and a swirl of plain yogurt (thanks for the flavor inspiration, Heidi).  I also grind oats in my coffee grinder to use as flour in pancakes or biscotti.  I make mini granola bites for Mr. Dessert For Two to take with him out to the field (Two Peas has a great recipe).  When and if there’s leftover oats in the mason jar, I make these boozy oatmeal cookies.  Since I made it through another busy week and managed to feed myself plenty of healthy whole grains, I deserve a few shots of rum, right?

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1 Dozen Rummy Oatmeal Cookies
  • ½ cup raisins
  • 2 tablespoons dark rum
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg yolk from 1 large egg
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons flour
  • ¼ + ⅛ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ + ⅛ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon allspice
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup rolled oats
  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the raisins and dark rum. Set aside and let soak.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugars for 1-2 minutes. Once thoroughly combined, add the egg yolk.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and soda, cinnamon, allspice, and salt. Add half of it to the butter and sugar mixture, mixing until just combined. Add the remaining dry ingredients, and beat til combined. Do not over mix. Stir in the oats and raisins (include any rum that was not absorbed).
  5. Divide into 12 balls and bake 13-15 minutes, or until golden brown. Don't be afraid to let these cookies get a little color--the browned butter and rum flavor combo is delicious.


  1. says

    Just the idea of rum soaked raisins in oatmeal cookies sounds awesome! Yes, kids really do remind you of how special birthdays can be, it seems like all the excitement goes away as you get older.

  2. says

    I love oatmeal cookies and although we eat them all year round there must be something about oats and fall because I’ve seen so many posts in the past couple of days using them. This recipe sound yummy. I love cookies so I’ll definitely try these.

  3. says

    I am actually trying out my first batch of homemade granola this week! I think I binge on oats – I used to eat them all the time, but then I got so bored with it. Now I am ready to let them back in my life again, and of course, what better way to start than with cookies! ;)

  4. says

    Glad your trip home was great. It sounds like your family knows how to eat! Awesome.

    Regarding oats, I think it’s normal! I FLY through rolled oats. I just buy them in the bulk section and refill my glass jar as needed. I make weekly granola too. We’re granola-addicted as a family too. :)

    THESE COOKIES SOUND AMAZING. You’re very bad for our waistlines. :)

  5. NT says

    I’m making these tonight to give as Christmas gifts. I’ve used about 5 of your recipes and they always turn out perfect! Thanks:)


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