These are delicious tropical tasting cookies. I took fourth place in the Land O’Lakes National Butter cookie contest at the L.A. Fair for these. Enjoy!!!
Original recipe makes 2 dozen
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 cup unsalted butter
2 cups brown sugar
1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained
1 1/2 teaspoons rum flavored extract
1 1/2 cups flaked coconut, toasted
4 cups white chocolate chips
2 cups chopped and toasted macadamia nuts
3 drops pina colada candy oil
- Sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda, set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and brown sugar. Stir in the eggs, pina colada oil, and rum extract, mix well. Stir in the dry ingredients until just combined. Using a large wooden spoon, stir in the drained pineapple, coconut, white chocolate chips, and nuts. Cover bowl, and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours, until firm.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
- Roll dough into golf ball sized balls, place 2 1/2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.