These were not my idea. I borrowed this from Jessica over at My Baking Heart. I am a bit of an oatmeal cookie freak and after I put my eyes back in my head after seeing her recipe, I started plotting just when I could squeeze in the time to make them. So I found myself mixing up a double batch of batter after being out dancing until the wee hours of the morning on a recent Saturday evening to bring them to a picnic the following day. The morning of I baked three and a half dozen and they were gobbled up that afternoon earning rave reviews. Maybe refrigerating them overnight deepen the flavor.
I changed and added a few things from Jessica's recipe. I started with my all time favorite oatmeal cookies recipe from the Quaker Oats box as a base. Then left out the alcohol (but used rum, coconut and vanilla extracts) plus added shredded coconut, dried pineapple chunks and vanilla flavored white chocolate chips. The result was more like a Piña Colada bomb than a cookie.
Piña Colada Oatmeal Cookies
(Adapted from Quaker Oats' Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Recipe)
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) plus 6 tablespoons butter, softened
- 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1& 1/2 teaspoons rum extract
- 1& 1/2 teaspoons coconut extract
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3 cups oats
- 1 cup shredded coconut
- 1& 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
- 1 cup dried chopped pineapple
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F
- Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Whisk together flour, baking soda and salt and set aside.
- Cream butter and sugars together in a mixer.
- Add the eggs and mix thoroughly.
- Beat in extracts.
- Add flour mixture.
- Mix in coconut, then the oats then the chocolate chips.
- Using a tablespoon, form balls of dough and place on cookie sheets
- Bake 8-10 minutes until the edges and tops are slightly brown (leave in a few minutes more if you like them less chewy)
- Remove from oven and transfer to wire rack to cool completely.