December 5: Frosted Rum Mounds

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*Note: I forgot the official name of these and was about to write down “Rum Piles.”

In honor of the super awesome retro Christmas party I’m missing tonight (darn 1200 miles), I made a retro cookie from a retro book, given to me by my retro friend, Christina.

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So classy!

Let’s travel back in time to 1960, where smoking is still chic and healthy, the outfits are classy, and the world spelled cookie as “cooky.”

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It’s a pretty straight forward sugar cookie recipe. When it came time to flatten my balls (real mature, guys), I was out of my 1960 jelly jars, so I had to improvise.

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Turned out pretty well in the oven, so I got started on the frosting. I had to go to my favorite part of the pantry.

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You’re supposed to throw some nuts on top at the end, but I didn’t have any, so I used the flashiest, most carcinogen-laden sprinkles I could find. Because, if Mad Men taught me¬†anything, it’s that the cancer doesn’t matter, as long as you look good. (I’m looking at you, Betty.)

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(Also good to note: eh, not my favorite. Like many things from 1960, tastes have changed.)

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