Jubilant Mardi Gras Cookie Recipe

24 cookies
31 min

This Mardi Gras cookie recipe is not only delicious but eye-catching. If you are thinking about having your own Mardi Gras party this year, I have a few delectable dessert recipes for your spread. Mardi Gras will be celebrated on February 15th this year. Add these other recipes to your gathering.

  • Sticky Sweet Mardi Gras Monkey Bread Recipe
  • Easy Bourbon Street Donut Bread Pudding

If you are one to celebrate Mardi Gras, these cookies will be just the thing to add to your menu. You will find these are easy to make and delicious too.

You can pick up the sugar sprinkles online or in your favorite grocery store.


Jubilant Mardi Gras Cookie Recipe
Recipe details
  • 24  cookies
  • Prep time: 20 Minutes Cook time: 11 Minutes Total time: 31 min
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Cookie Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter sweet cream unsalted, softened
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 egg large
  • 2 tsp rum extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
Rum Frosting
  • ½ cup butter sweet cream softened , unsalted
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 2 tbsp dark rum
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 2½ cups powdered sugar
  • Gold sanding sugar sprinkles
  • Purple sanding sugar sprinkles
  • Green sanding sugar sprinkles
Cookie Instructions
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line the cookie sheet switch parchment paper.
Using a standing mixer, beat together the butter, powder sugar, egg, and rum extract until combined.
Using a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and baking powder until combined.
Gradually beat in the dry ingredients into the wet until a dough forms.
Using the scooper, scoop out some dough onto the cookie sheet.
Gently press the dough down into a thick mound.
Bake 10-12 minutes or until light brown around the edge.
Allow to cool completely .
Rum Frosting Instructions
Using the standing mixer again, beat all frosting ingredients together until smooth and stiff.
Scoop some frosting out onto the cookies and gently spread evenly .
Decorate the top of the cookies with the sanding sugar sprinkles.
Allow the frosting to set before enjoying!
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  • Joannie Sygnet Joannie Sygnet on Feb 13, 2021

    Why would Mardi Gras be held on Monday the 15th? Mardi translates to Tuesday. An alternate name is Pancake TUESDAY.

    • Helena Brus Helena Brus on Feb 13, 2021

      I wondered about that as well and even did a google search. All I can think is that this is an older article when in fact Mardi Gras did fall on the 15th. Maybe???