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“Oh what better to ring in the holidays with than a cookie that is rummy, nutty and chewy - all at once? The icing adds sweetness and a second punch of rum flavor. Found in The Washington Post who adapted a recipe from "Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook," by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero. FTR - I did unveganize this one, substituting milk where ever the recipe called for soy or rice milk or soy creamer - make it back by using one of these instead of cow's milk if you want.”
24 cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Position an oven rack in the middle of the oven; preheat to 350 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. For the cookies: Combine the oil, milk, sugar, molasses, rum and vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl; beat at medium-high speed for 2 to 3 minutes or until slightly foamy. Stop the motor and use a fine-mesh strainer to sift in the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, baking soda, spices and salt. Mix well on low speed until a soft dough forms.
  3. Place the chopped pecans on a flat plate or piece of wax paper on a work surface. Roll the dough into walnut-size balls (about 1 heaping tablespoon) and then roll them in the nuts; if the dough is a little too soft to roll, drop the balls one at a time onto the nuts and then roll (the dough will firm up slightly as it sits). Place the balls 2 inches apart on the baking sheets; bake 1 sheet at a time for about 10 to 14 minutes or until the cookies have puffed a bit and do not look raw. Let the cookies cool on the sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. For the icing: Beat the margarine at medium speed in the bowl of a stand mixer for 3 minutes, until it is smooth and creamy. Stop the motor and add the confectioners' sugar; use a fork to combine. On low speed, add the soy milk, soy creamer or rice milk, the rum and the vanilla extract; increase the speed to medium or medium-high and beat until the consistency of buttercream frosting is achieved. Spread 1 teaspoon or more of icing on each cooled cookie; sprinkle with nutmeg or colored sprinkles, if desired. Allow the icing to become firm before storing the cookies.

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