After the holiday season I have all kinds of “leftovers” from different baking projects.  Bits of this and that which aren’t enough to repeat the original recipe but too much just to toss. So I mixed up what I had, hoping my cookies would turn out okay. What happened was a surprisingly good cookie.

Leftover Cookies

1 c butter (2 sticks)

½ cup sugar

1-1/4 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon rum extract

2-1/2 cups all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup chocolate chips

½ cup of Craisens

1 cup coconut

½ cup butterscotch chips

Cream together butter and sugars. Add egg, egg yolk and rum extract. Shift into batter flour, baking soda and salt. Mix in chips, Craisens and coconut.

If you’ve got a different set of leftovers, say nuts, dark chocolate bits or raisins, mix up your own version of Leftover Cookies.


¼ cup butter

1 to 1-1/2 cups of confectionary sugar

1-2 tablespoons milk

Mix these ingredients and then drizzle over warm cookies.

A great cookie!

A great cookie!