I was looking through the cabinets for a little baking inspiration and spotted some dried pineapple, leftover from the Sweet Potato Scones with Pineapple Glaze I made a few days earlier. Immediately my mind went to piña colada, and since I haven’t actually ever had one I had to google what was in a piña colada – don’t judge ;). According to wikipedia, “The piña colada is a sweet, rum-based cocktail made with rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice”. Once I knew what flavors I wanted, I added rum extract, toasted coconut, and dried pineapple to a chewy, sugar cookie dough – easy and delicious =).  If the real deal tastes anything like these cookies I should probably try one! Enjoy!

Piña Colada Cookies
1 stick butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 tsp rum extract
2 cups White Lily self-rising flour
1/2 cup toasted shredded coconut
3/4 cup white chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped sweetened dried pineapple

1. Combine butter and sugar in bowl of stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla, and rum extract and beat until combined.
2. Stir in flour until fully incorporated, being careful not to over mix. Stir in coconut, chocolate chips, and pineapple.
3. Using a #40 scoop, place dough onto greased or parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 11 minutes.

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