Piña Colada Cookies

The other night I had a dream that I was on the beach on somebody’s island. I was clearly enjoying myself as I was sipping on my tropical beverage as well. I then had an epiphany, as I often do, about a new dessert idea. Piña Colada cookies!! Why hasn’t anyone every thought of this!?! I immediately woke up and jotted my idea down. This is what I came up with.

Ingredients

2 1/4 cup of AP flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. of salt

1/4 tsp of cinnamon

1 cup (2 sticks) of butter

1/2 cup of granulated sugar

3/4 cup of light brown sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla extract

1/2 cup of shredded coconut

1/2 cup (approx. 4 oz.) of dried pineapple

2 tbsp. of light coconut rum

 

 

Directions

Cut dried pineapple into small bite sized cubes. Place pineapple chunks into a small bowl and soak them into the 2 tbsp. of rum. (Soak for at least 30 minutes). In a separate medium bowl sift or whisk together flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Put to the side. In a large bowl use a stand or hand mixer to cream together butter and sugars. Add eggs one at a time.  Add vanilla extract. Mix until all ingredients are combined. Add half of flour mixture. Stir until flour is no longer visible. Add remaining flour mixture. Stir until flour is no longer visible. Fold in coconut and pineapple bites. Wrap dough in plastic and refrigerate for at least an hour.

 

Preheat oven to 375. Take dough out of the refrigerator. Using tablespoon or small ice cream scoop, place dough onto a cookie sheet. Bake for 13-15 minutes. Take cookies out of oven. Allow cookies to cool.

 

Devour and Enjoy!!

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