Spiced Rum Pecan Cookie Balls

Maggie May Schill


This recipe specifically is one that people usually eat around Christmas time, but I was having some holiday's nostalgia. This recipe is a cookie recipe that requires no eggs what-so-ever! Therefore your baking powder is important here. I found out earlier this year that you have to be cautious of baking powder, specifically it's age. A lot of us will keep a tin of baking powder around until it is out. However your baking powder is really only good for about 3 months once opened. My suggestion, replace your baking powder frequently, or your baked goods won't get a rise.


★★★★★ 2 votes

24 cookies
10 Min
25 Min


  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/2 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1 c
    unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp
  • 1/2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp
    spiced rum (or 1 teaspoon rum flavoring)
  • 1 c
    pecans, processed into pieces.
  • ·
    reseve a 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and a few tablespoons powdered cocoa for garnish.

How to Make Spiced Rum Pecan Cookie Balls


  1. Preheat oven to 300'F
  2. In a medium mixing bowl sift flour, salt and baking powder.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar together with a hand mixer.
  4. Add vanilla extract and rum to the butter sugar mixture and beat on low until smooth.
  5. Add your butter mixture to your flour mixture. Beat together until smooth. (It'll take a few minutes to incorporate until smooth. It'll seem like there isn't enough liquid at first, but there is. You just to keep mixing until the butter loosens and the dough will form smoothly.
  6. Stir in your pecan pieces until completely incorporated.
  7. Roll dough into 1 inch balls and lay out on an un-greased cookie sheet, leaving about 1 inch between each ball.
  8. Bake for about 21-25 minutes, until they are lightly golden.
  9. Cool on the cookie sheets until they are cool enough to handle. Then roll each ball in the powdered sugar, and dust tops with cocoa powder.
  10. These cookies do not freeze well, and are good for about 3-4 days in an air tight container.

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About Spiced Rum Pecan Cookie Balls

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: Southern
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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