Introducing our Moravian Spiced Butter Rum (aka “Butter Rum”) Cookie
This is one of our more complex cookies. When tasting, neat notes of vanilla, honey, toffee, and a slight hint of spices are detected on the pallet. At the finish, flavors of butter and rum start coming through with hints of brown sugar sweetness. The aftertastes are richly complex as orange peel, cocoa, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg help sweeten the holiday cheer.
A Moravian cookie inspired from North Carolina legends and folklore. The ingredients that make up this legendary cookie first found their way into Colonial America in an unusual way. Edward Teach, a friend of the governor lived on the Pamlico Sound in the port town of Bath. Teach was better known as Blackbeard the pirate. When his ship, “Queen Ann’s Revenge”, would return to Bath from pirating ships, his booty would include many exotic things. Items such as sugar, spices, cocoa, vanilla, molasses, and barrels of rum are things that historians have recorded. Also, on the Pamlico Sound in an area known as The Outer Banks lies a town called Kill Devil Hills. According to the town, the name “Kill Devil Hills” was named after a rum so strong it could “Kill the Devil”.
Enriched Flour (wheat flour, niacin, iron, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin, folic acid), Cane Sugar, Shortening (palm oil, soybean oil, cottonseed oil), Egg, Molasses, Natural Flavor, Honey, Baking Soda, Buttermilk Solids, Sea Salt, Rum, Spices, Dutched Cocoa, Orange Zest
Contains: Milk, Egg, Wheat, Soy
Manufactured in a facility that also processes: Tree Nuts, Peanuts
The aroma of our sugar cake and cookies keep the stories and the precious memories of our ancestors alive. We pride ourselves on scouring near and far, locally and across the world, for the best ingredients with careful attention to detail, from freshly grinding our own spices and cracking every egg by hand to sourcing the highest quality Madagascar Bourbon vanilla, using real potatoes in our Moravian Sugar Cake, and more.
taste tells the truth