Rum Holiday Cookies

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The Great Food Blogger Cookie swap supports Cookies for Kids Cancer.  Each blogger paid $5 to take part in the exchange.  This year, the cookie swap raised over $10,000!!  A special thanks to Lindsey from Love and Olive Oil and Julie from The Little Kitchen for organizing it!
 
In participating with The Great Food Blogger Cookie swap, I received cookies from Chelsy at Mangia, Alyssa from Simply Quinoa and Wendy from Around My Family Table.  Each of their cookies were unique and had an amazing taste!  I highly recommend you take a peak at their recipes too!
 
I created these Rum Holiday Cookies with the hope of packing all the holiday spices into one cookie!  I also wanted a fun treat to serve our guests for the holiday season.  My husband seems to think all these cookies are his and not for sharing this holiday season.
 
For this recipe, I create my own dried fruit blend from the bulk section at the local health food store.  My favorite fruit blend is with apples, raisins, cherries and blueberries.  However, feel free to pick your favorite.  Also, read the ingredients of the dried fruit…I like to know all my ingredients and be able to pronounce them!
 

Rum Holiday Cookies

Rum Holiday Cookies

Ingredients
3 cups tapioca flour
1/4 cup coconut flour
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/2 cup maple syrup
1 cup palm shortening
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp baking soda
1/8 tsp salt
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups dried fruit
1 cup rum
 
How to re-hydrate the fruit 
1.  Place dried fruit in a bowl and add rum.  
2.  Allow mixture to re-hydrate for 12-48 hours.
 
Cookie Dough Directions
1. In a bowl mix together dry ingredients (flours, coconut sugar, baking soda and salt).
2.  In a large bowl mix together wet ingredients (maple syrup, eggs, shortening, apple cider vinegar and vanilla).
3.  Add the dry ingredients in with the wet ingredients and mix well.
4.  Stir the fruit into the batter.
5.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
6.  Scoop 1 tbsp of cookies onto a greased 9×13 pan.
7.  Bake 10-12 minutes.
8.  Allow cookies to cool on a cookie rack.