With this month’s Leftover Club assignment, I was thrilled to be paired up with our fearless leader, Elizabeth from Food Ramblings so I knew that I had to whip up something stellar. It had to be something that traveled well and actually would be something that my household might not want to part with. See – every month when I whip up something, I always say “Sorry – I need to send it to XYZ – it’s Leftover Club time” and while I get the protests, I know that I won’t have temptation around the house and these cookies – these cookies are my kryptonite.
Whenever the holidays come around, I often get asked to make my Captain Morgan Chocolate Chip Cookies. I always make a batch “wit” and “without” (slight Philly reference) but this batch – this batch was special. Lately, the Captain has been pushed aside for Cruzan and these cookies needed a bit of a recipe redo. These cookies are a bit lighter based on a Cooking Light recipe and have this delicious spiced rum flavor throughout. Don’t get me wrong, you can of course use Captain or your favorite spiced rum or you can just leave out the rum if you want to go for a lighter chocolate chip cookies. The flavor actually trumps my prior version so I think going forward, it will be these cookies that I will be baking for family and friends. Elizabeth just got the first batch and I was so honored to share. Now I get to share the recipe with you….