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All the flavor and attitude of a King Cake in cookie form. These soft and tender cookies are topped with a delicious praline topping, colored sugar, and a dash of tradition. 

Prep time
Bake/Cook time
0:09 to 0:11
About 24 cookies
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King Cake Cookies
Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
Light Brown Sugar
Confectioners Powdered Sugar
Prep time :
Bake/Cook time :
0:09 to 0:11
Yield :
About 24 cookies


  • 1 cup + 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, soft
  • 1 1/2 cups Imperial Sugar Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 2/3 cups all-purpose flour*
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Praline Topping

*Spoon & Sweep method: Use a spoon to fill measuring cup with flour until required amount is obtained. Scooping measuring cup directly into flour bag will firmly pack flour resulting in too much flour required for recipe.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  1. Cream butter until fluffy, add sugar and cream further. Add eggs one at a time add vanilla and mix until light and creamy.
  2. Sift together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, cinnamon and salt. Add dry ingredients in one step to  creamed mixture and mix until just combined. Do not over mix.
  3. Scoop batter in 2 tablespoon size amounts onto parchment lined or buttered cookie sheets allowing space for spreading.
  4. Bake until cookies are light golden on the edges, about 9-11 minutes.
  5. In a saucepan large enough to hold all ingredients combine heavy cream, brown and powdered sugar, honey, salt, black pepper and Rum. While stirring bring to a boil and then simmer for 3 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and pecans. Allow to cool for several minutes before spooning onto baked cookies. The topping can be reheated if necessary.
  7. Using gloves rub a couple of tablespoons of sugar and a drop of gel paste between your hands until evenly distributed. Repeat with all colors.
  8. Sprinkle onto cookies.
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