Pre-heat oven to 350°F.
Cream butter and sugars together. Add all the spices and continue to cream. Add eggs.
Mix together flour, salt and soda. Add to butter mixture.
When this is thoroughly mixed then add vanilla, rum, oats, coconut and chips. Add nuts in last. Mix well by hand.
Drop by tablespoons onto greased cookie sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes.
I bake for 12 minutes because I don’t like them too crunchy, but your oven and personal taste decides this.
Shipping instructions: I wrap two cookies together in foil for shipping. If you like bigger cookies, wrap one. I do this to protect the cookies from crumbling together, and it also makes them easier to keep and to share with others. And of course they stay fresher in a hot-dry climate…and keeps the sand out.