Happy Thursday to you!! Today I have a special treat for you! You know how I love my Pina Colada’s from past recipes like my Pineapple Coconut Bread, Virgin Pina Colada, Pina Colada Green Monster Smoothie and Almond Coconut Granola. I have made several other dishes that use coconut and pineapple. I think It is just a wonderful tropical combination. Well today I thought I would share with you my newest tropical cookie, which is the Pina Colada Oatmeal Cookie.
I honestly don’t think you could get more of a Pina Colada taste in any cookie. These cookies are chewy, with a crispy edge and full of coconut and dried pineapple. There simply amazing! If your a fan of Pina Coalda’s, than these cookie are for you!
I made this batch the other night and my Husband and I took them to work to see how they would go over. We both came home empty handed with rave reviews!! I didn’t tell my co-workers what the cookies were or what was in them. I made them guess what they were, and they came close but couldn’t figure out all of the ingredients. The secret to making these cookies a true Pina Colada taste was the little bit of Pineapple Coconut Rum. Yah baby yah!! Rum in cookies? Love it!!
These cookies are gluten free and contain no butter. I made the cookies using oat flour, oatmeal, coconut oil, unsweetened coconut, coconut sugar, coconut and vanilla extract and a few other ingredients. One thing about these cookies is that they spread out when baking them, so be sure to give them plenty of room on you baking sheet. I made the mistake of putting them to close together and they grew into one big cookie. However, I don’t find anything wrong with one super large cookie!! One thing you should know is that these are a flat cookie, which to me is one of my favorite kind of cookies.
I’m kind of sad that I didn’t have any extra cookies, I can go for one right now with a big glass of milk. I guess after I write my post I should make a quickie batch. I’m sure my Husband wouldn’t mind. Than again instead of milk, I should just make a pina colada, but being the good girl that I am, I won’t have a drink during the work week!
- Serves: 24 cookies
- Serving size: 1 cookie
- ¾ cup oat flour or whole-wheat pastry flour
- ½ cup regular oats
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- ¾ cup coconut sugar
- ¼ cup coconut oil
- 1 tsp pure coconut extract
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 1 tsp. Pineapple Jack Coconut Rum
- 1 large egg
- ½ cup dried pineapple, chopped small
- ½ cup unsweetened coconut
- Preheat oven to 350 F.
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or spray with cooking spray
- Combine oat flour, oats, baking soda, and salt; stir with a whisk.
- In a separate bowl, add coconut sugar and coconut oil and beat at med speed until well blended. Add coconut extract, vanilla extract and egg; beat well.
- Gradually add flour mixture, beating until blended.
- Fold in pineapple,coconut and Pineapple Jack Coconut Rum; until blended.
- Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2" apart onto prepared baking sheets. Bake at 350 F for 10-12 mins or until lightly browned.
- Let cookies cool on baking sheet for a few minutes, than place on a wire rack to cool.
I have a question for all you cookie bakers out there. How do you store your cookies to keep them fresh and crisp? Every time I make cookies they turn soft on me. It doesn’t matter what kind of cookie it is either. Do you store them in a tin? Plastic Bag? Tupperware? On a plate with aluminium foil? I am stumped on this one! Please any cookie storage advise would be grateful!!
As I type this, I look at my clock to notice how late it is, than I look to the kitchen sink and look at the pile of dishes that need to be done from dinner. Ugh! I HATE doing the dishes. I’ve complained about it before, but really I hate doing them. So I guess that’s my cue to go.
Oh but before I go, tell me do you have any plans for the weekend? I want to see the Mathew McConaughey movie, Magic Mike that comes out today. Normally I wouldn’t rush off to see a movie that just comes out, but it’s Mathew. Sigh…. he he, giggle, giggle
Have a wonderful Thursday!!