Tiny New York Kitchen: Rum Macadamia Cookies

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By Victoria Hart Glavin of Tiny New York Kitchen

Sometimes I’m in the mood for a unique cookie that’s not chocolate chip. My Rum Macadamia Cookies will satisfy that cookie craving you might have. Use only pure rum extract and not that horrible imitation stuff.


1 2/3 Cups Unbleached Flour

3/4 Teaspoon Baking Powder

1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda

1/2 Teaspoon Kosher Salt

3/4 Cup Butter (Softened)

3/4 Cup Brown Sugar

1/3  Cup Sugar

1 Tablespoon Rum Extract

1 Large Egg

2 Cups White Chocolate Chips

1 Cup Macadamia Nuts (Chopped)

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. In medium-size bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and kosher salt. Set aside.

In large-size bowl beat butter, brown sugar, sugar, and rum extract. Beat until fluffy. Beat in egg. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Beat in white chocolate chips and macadamia nuts. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto prepared baking sheet.

Place in oven and bake for 10 minutes. Remember each oven heats differently. Remove from oven and let cookies sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes. Remove and transfer to wire cooking racks to cool completely.Makes 3 dozen cookies.

“Work With What You Got!

Victoria Hart Glavin has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a teenager. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France.

While living in France, Victoria studied French cooking from an expert Lyonnais chef. Victoria learned to love the local culture of preparing and enjoying fresh, seasonal foods. While in France, Victoria experienced the joys of shopping for local produce at the market and preparing fresh foods simply and beautifully in order to enhance the experience of the table. During her time in France, she says she “learned how to squeeze tomatoes at the local market” and “took everything in by osmosis.”

Currently, Victoria creates tasty treats in her tiny kitchen, in New York City, for all to enjoy and on weekends she explores Fairfield County where has a second home. Victoria has shared her recipes with others and now you can enjoy the Tiny New York Kitchen recipe collection, too!  Victoria is a member of Culinary Historians of New York and a member of the Association for the Study of Food and Society.